Unlike the previous generation PlayStation 4 series, which launched in Pro and Slim variants, it appears that Sony has no real plans to launch new variants of its PlayStation 5 game console anytime soon. However, that doesn’t mean it hasn’t updated its PS5 model at all. According to several reports, it seems that we are not going to get a mid-gen refresh in the classical sense.
Sony PS5 Gets an Updated Version
Instead, what we’re getting are subtle improvements in chip design and thermal interfaces, while keeping the larger form factor the same. Teardowns from Youtuber Austin Evans and Angstronomics show us that with the latest model of the PS5 (CFI-1202), Sony has completely redesigned the internals and features a smaller heatsink, different SSD mounting area, and a complete redesign of the original motherboard. has moved towards.
But the differences don’t end there, as Angtronimics shows us in their teardown. The new Playstation 5 CFI-1202 is also revealed to have a slightly different APU, which is rumored to be the 6nm equivalent of the AMD Zen 2 CPU codenamed “Oberon Plus”. Also read: 5 Best Minecraft Minigames Map
This move from 7nm to 6nm chips has created a situation where the new PS5 version has 18.8% higher transistor density than the previous iteration and a die size that is reduced from 300 square millimeters to just 270 square millimeters. When combined these improvements are believed to increase efficiency and reduce power consumption. We can say that seems to be largely true, as Evans showed in his video, where the new PS5 consumed 1000 watts less than the original “11” model. Also read: Play Sation 5 Limited Edition Controller
It’s a pretty interesting story on the heels of a major price bump that Sony has announced for all major regions – with the exception of the United States. Manufacturing progress usually leads to a reduction in price as the number of raw materials needed for manufacturing decreases with increasing efficiency.
It is further suggested that Sony will have to spend 12% less to build the new PS5 overall. So is this new update a way for Sony to increase its profit margin? It seems and is probably the reason why Sony has been relatively silent about these efficiency improvements. What are your thoughts about the new “Oberon” that comes with the new PS5 ships? Let us know in the comments below.