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Watch: Sony PS5 teardown reveals THICC Heat Sink and Liquid Metal cooling!

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Sony released a video for a closer look at the PlayStation 5's design and hardware. It shows why the console has its huge size. Key thing? Thermals.
Watch: Sony PS5 teardown reveals THICC Heat Sink and Liquid Metal cooling!
Want to know why the PS5's big?

PS5's I/O ports, THICC Heat Sink, and Liquid Metal cooling paste!

AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU
AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU


The PlayStation 5 measures at 104mm wide, 390mm high, and 260mm in depth. This is definitely larger than the PS4. In terms of I/O ports, it has a USB Type-C and Type-A ports with Hi-Speed USB support. The USB-C port can utilize up to 10Gbps SuperSpeed USB. At the back, here are two USB-A ports with 10Gbps SuperSpeed USB, Ethernet port, HDMI out, and the AC power port.
HUGE cooling fans
HUGE cooling fans


For airflow, there are two air vents found within the white outer shells while the entire rear serves as an exhaust vent. The base can easily be removed by unscrewing one screw that can be stored easily at the base as well. Now, you can easily clamp the base at the PS5's white panel for a horizontal orientation.

The white panels are also designed to be easily removed. Just lift the corners nearer to the PS5's rear and slide it off. Once the panels are off, you can get a better look at the cooling fans installed on both sides. The fans are huge as well.
Liquid Metal cooling paste took 2 years to adopt
Liquid Metal cooling paste took 2 years to adopt


Storage expansion is simpler as well. It has an M.2 interface with PCIe 4.0 support. It is easily accessible near one of the cooling fans. The majority of the bulk on one side is taken up by the Ultra HD Blu-ray drive. It also has WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 antenna.

It has an X86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU with AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based GPU, 16GB GDDR6 RAM. There are SSDs with a custom SSD controller as well.
Yo, I heard you like heatsinks
Yo, I heard you like heatsinks


Thermal management is everything since all of the above-mentioned specs are running at high clock speeds. Fast performance translates to high temps. Sony's solutions? Liquid Metal cooling paste as well as a very large and thick heatsink. The heatsink itself is almost the entirety of the PS5's one side. According to Sony, 2 years was spent to adopt the liquid metal cooling mechanism as it went through various tests. Lastly, it has a 350W power supply unit.

What do you guys think?

Source: Sony
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