Sony has now shown us the design of the PlayStation 5 a few times, but today it's changing things up by giving us a peek inside its next generation console.
Today Sony posted a PS5 teardown video, giving us the chance to see all of the internal parts that make the console work without having to open up a PS5 of our own and void the warranty. And in the process of peeking inside the PlayStation 5, we also get a few more interesting pieces of info about it.
The PS5 measures 104mm wide, 390mm high, and 260mm deep, which makes it larger than the PS4. This larger size will help give the PS5 a "dramatic improvement in performance in terms of processing power and quietness," explains Yasuhiro Ootori, VP of the Mechanical Design Department in Sony's hardware design group.
There are two rows on the front side of the PS5 are air vents and the entire rear is an exhaust port. Inside we can see a 120mm diameter, 45mm thick double-sided cooling fan (shown below) that can draw in air from both sides. And because the PS5 is likely to gather some dust with all of htat air movement, Sony has included a dust catcher that you can vacuum out.
Sony has opted to use a heatsink in the PS5 as another step to help keep it running cool that Ootori says should have the same performance as a vapor chamber. We also get to see the liquid metal thermal conductor that Sony spent more than 2 years developing to help give the AMD CPU "long-term, stable, high cooling performance."
The top and bottom white panels of the PS5 are easily removed by the user to reveal the slot where you'll place a PCIe 4.0-based M.2 drive to add more storage to the console. There's an 825GB SSD and 16GB of GDDR6 memory included with the PS5, too, that we can't do anything with but it's fun to get a look at anyway.
We get a look at the Ultra HD Blu-ray drive in the PS5, too, and Ootori explains that it is completely covered with sheet metal and mounted with two layers of insulators to reduce drive noise and vibration when a disc spins.
Most of us will never open up our consoles because that'll void the warranty, and so it's neat to have someone who helped to design the PS5 tear the console down and show off all the parts that make it work.