New Sony PlayStation 5 Heat Sync Testing Reveals No Real Difference From Older Models
Last month, we reported an update to the Sony PlayStation 5 model, which included significant changes. The changes were first spotted by Austin Younger, who noticed the difference in heatsink size between the 2020 and 2021 models, and the result was that the 2021 model was bad.
In our article, we question the validity of Evans’ test and the conclusions drawn from it. Out there, there was a good reason for doing so, as according to a new report published jointly by gamers Nexus and Digital Foundry, there really isn’t much difference between older and newer models.
Gamers Nexus, who did a number of thermal tests on three PlayStation 5 models, including 2020 Standard Edition, 2020 Digital Edition, and 2021 Standard Edition, concluded that the SoC (system-on-chip) of the new model did some running. Warm up the degrees. Although objectively, bad, GN concluded that the difference was very small today to have any impact on the console or user.
Digital Foundry does not test these claims benchmark, benchmarking consoles 2020 and 2021 in many games. The result? Site performance. Even when the consoles rates were low, due to heating by placing them in a limited space, the results were still unchanged.
Gamers Nexus also noted that the memory and VRM MOSFET, which were hot enough to run on their original 2020 model, are now running a bit higher. They concluded that it was more appropriate to make any difference to the heat sink rather than to a new fan design. The change in fan design was also something that happened in Evans’ video.
After all, there’s not much about the console itself. The smaller and lighter heatstroke on the 2021 model does not impair the performance of the sync console in any meaningful way. One should still take care of the console by not rubbing it inside the closed cabinet and cleaning it regularly. Even if you just do it, it doesn’t matter what version of the console you have.