Sat. Oct 23rd, 2021
New PS5

New PS5 or the updated PS5, s functionally identical to the original (CFI-1000) according to new tests that dispel early reports of temperature issues in the newer version.

Digital Foundry and Gamernexus recently conducted some testing of both PS5 models. Both mainly focused on temperature differences, power draw, speed, and factors that might affect consoles thermals. The goal was to determine whether the slightly trimmed-down cooler in the new PS5 is weaker than the original. And see if that could affect the console’s performance or durability in the long run.

The new CFI-1100 is around 300 grams lighter, its form factor is the same, and the cuts made to achieve that weight reduction haven’t impacted the console’s performance. Both outlets found no major differences when put under heavy load, and in areas with poor ventilation.

The New PS5 runs moderately hotter in some areas and cooler in others, most notably memory, but never to a degree that any components are at risk. The PS5’s performance remains largely unchanged as long as its temperatures remain below its emergency shutoff points. So, you won’t experience any slowdown either.

The new PS5 model runs comfortably below its maximum rated temperatures and is functionally identical to the first model, free from performance or longevity concerns.