SONY publishes PlayStation 5 teardown video

Published: 7th Oct 2020, 12:25 GMT   Comments

Sony publishes the first teardown video of PlayStation 5

Sony finally showcased the internal design of its next-generation gaming console. Many interesting details were confirmed by the video posted by Sony. The console will feature liquid metal on its system on a chip, for which Sony spent two years developing the mechanism to apply.

The console has two white plastic covers that can be removed by users themselves. The console has built-in dust filters that should make the cleaning process a lot faster. The video also showcases the design of the PCB, featuring AMD Zen2/RDNA2 SoC, custom 825GB SSD and additional 8GB of GDDR6 memory.

The console is cooled down by a 45mm thick and 120mm side fan, which is a dual-intake design. The fan is attached to a massive heatsink, which is not a vapor chamber design. Size-wise it does however take a big portion of the console. Sony also confirmed that the power supply is rated at 350W, but no details were revealed as to actual power consumption during normal use.

Sony PlayStation 5 will go on sale on November 12th for the price of 500 USD for Bluray Edition and 400 USD for digital-only edition.

The most insteretsing teardown video captions

  • At 104mm wide, 390mm high, and 260mm deep, the size is larger than that of PS4, But resulting in a dramatic improvement in performance in terms of processing power and quietness.
  • The front has an USB Type-C port and a Type-A port with Hi-Speed USB support.
  • The rear side has two Type-A ports with SuperSpeed USB support, a LAN port, an HDMI port, and a power port.
  • The two rows on the front side are air vents.
  • The entire rear side is its exhaust port.
  • The white panels on both sides can be removed by the users themselves.
  • This is where the cooling fan is built in.
  • The fan is capable of drawing in a lot of air from both sides.
  • The PS5 has two dust catchers in these two locations.
  • The dust collected in the dust catcher can be vacuumed out through these two holes.
  • For future storage expansion, M.2 interface with PCIe 4.0 support is installed.
  • The console is equipped with a large 120mm diameter, 45mm thick, double-sided air intake fan.
  • This is the Ultra HD Blu-ray drive unit. The drive unit is completely covered with a sheet metal case and mounted with two layers of insulators to reduce drive noise and vibration when the discs spin.
  • The CPU has 8 cores and 16 threads and runs at up to 3.5 GHz.
  • The GPU is driven at up to 2.23 GHz and delivers 10.3 TFLOPS.
  • For its memory, we have installed 8 GDDR6 that delivers a maximum bandwidth of 448GB per second.
  • For its storage, we have utilized an onboard 825GB SSD instead of a HDD.
  • With the custom SSD controller, read speeds are as fast as 5.5GB per second at raw data transfer rates, which significantly reduces the load time of the game.
  • The PS5’s SoC is a small die running at a very high clock rate. This led to a very high thermal density in the silicon die, which required us to significantly increase the performance of the thermal conductor, also known as the TIM, that sits between the SoC and the heat sink.
  • The PS5 utilizes liquid metal as the TIM to ensure long-term, stable, high cooling performance.
  • We have spent over two years preparing the adoption of this liquid metal cooling mechanism.
  • PS5’s heatsink. Like PS3 and PS4, it uses a heat pipe. However, the shape and airflow have made it possible to achieve the same performance as a vapor chamber.
  • This is its power supply unit, rated at 350W.

 

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