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Sony to Optimize PS5’s Cooling Fan With Firmware Updates

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PS5 is all set for an official launch on November 12, 2020, and the upcoming gaming console is already grabbing people’s eyes towards it.

PS5 features

The next-gen gaming console comes with power-packed features such as-

  • 3D-audio sound
  • Haptics/adaptive triggers
  • Ultra-high-speed SSD
  • Hardware-based ray tracing
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray support, and much more

However, gamers who have been playing on PS4 knows the struggle that how loud PS4’s cooling fan is. Not only that, the console gets very heated after long hours of gaming. But there’s good news, Yasuhiro Ootori, PS5’s mechanical and thermal design engineer in an interview with 4Gamer.net (via ResetEra) said that the company will collect data of each game and its effect on the console’s Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) and thus adjustments will be made accordingly via a firmware update.

“Various games will be released in the future, and data on the APU’s behavior in each game will be collected. We have a plan to optimize the fan control based on this data.” Says Ootori.

Moreover, Sony PlayStation 5 comes with a double-sided air intake fan which is 120mm in diameter and 45mm thick. The upcoming gaming console also packs a temperature sensor inside the Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) and three temperature sensors on the mainboard to control the fan speed.

It was all revealed in this PS5 teardown video.

PS5 teardown video || Courtesy- Sony

In addition to that, the console comes in 2 variants: PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition. Digital Edition doesn’t have disc-support. Both the variants come with a price tag of $499 and $399 respectively.

Sony has definitely taken its time and worked on the overall performance of the console. And hopefully, it will stand up to the mark. More information can be found on Sony’s official website.

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