PS5 will be a huge console and this video just scares us even more, it will run next-gen 4K games at high frame rates with super fast loading speeds. But this new teardown video from Sony offers us a better idea of how the new upcoming console will handle all of these critical tasks, while also showing some neat design characteristics.
The video is presented by Yasuhiro Ootori, VP of PlayStation’s mechanical design dept, the 7-minute video goes through every part of the PS5 and how they work together to deliver robust, cool, and quiet next-gen games, no more hissing sound when you are playing games in 4K.
Ootori goes over is the completely enormous size of Sony’s console (roughly 15.3 x 10 x 4 inches). Seeing the console next to an actual person drives home just how huge it really is, though Ootori says the extra size allows for a “dramatic improvement in performance.”
Take a look at the PS5’s ports, which comes with a USB Type-C SuperSpeed port and a Hi-Speed USB Type-A port upfront. In the back, you’ll find two SuperSpeed USB-A ports as well as connections for Ethernet, HDMI, and power. Ootori also reveals the console’s circular plastic base, which can be easily screwed off with a tool for when you want to switch between vertical and horizontal positions of the console.
The PS5’s side panels can be taken off without the need for any tools, enabling you to get a good look at the cooling fans which are under the console. Not only should this make it easy for users to clean the PS5’s fans, but it could open the doors up to a lot of custom faceplates same as what the Xbox 360 offered.
Ootori also remove the PS5’s large, 120mm double-sided air intake fan, which is also designed to keep the system cool when its under stress of all the next-gen gaming and 4K graphics. The fans are flanked by dust-stopping slots, which are designed to vacuum any errant dust out of the system. We also get a better look at the 4K Blu-ray drive, which is also covered in metal with layers of insulators to keep things quiet in the console.
The clip finally gives us a good look at the PS5’s motherboard, revealed the complete system’s 8-core AMD Ryzen 2 CPU with 10.3 teraflops of power, 8GB of GDDR6 RAM and onboard 825GB SSD. If you run out of space fast which will happen at some point, fear not; there’s also an M.2 interface with PCIe 4.0 support for add your own storage.
The key feature Ootori detailed is the cooling. The PS5 uses a custom liquid metal thermal conductor, which is made to keep the system from overheating while enabling it to run on high performance. We also see the PS5’s big copper heat sink, which Ootori says was designed to “help the same performance as a vapor chamber.” Vapor chambers are made to spread heat in many directions for more better cooling, so a PS5 cooling system that works as same as bodes well for the console’s performance, PS5 will hit the U.S. on November 12.