Sony's PlayStation 5 teardown reveals massive heatsink, liquid metal

08 October 2020
Sony has put a lot of focus on cooling and long-term reliability.

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AnonD-947580, 08 Oct 2020What do you mean by me always wanting something - do you kn... moreNope. I don't. But based on your comment on other articles, you mostly complain about device being expensive. The flavor is same here.

  • nickmadlik

this article is embarrassing. this is poor engineering, and yet you actually try to make it look it's better than the series x... why are you even comparing to series x? everybody constantly comparing is tiresome. Xbox series x is a masterpiece.

  • xcv

Boggy-Stefy, 08 Oct 2020The difference are the exclusives. I think that is why the ... moreYou misunderstood me. If you buy digital only PS5, you don't own games like BR version does, you just licence games like is on PC, but on PC there is huge competition in selling digital keys which lacks for PS games.
So, you buy licences for games like on PC but without super cheap prices. Buy BR version if you value your money.
And btw, I'm only Steam gamer.

  • Anonymous

LOLO, 08 Oct 202024+ hours late ......... this was revealed on tech power up... moreLike you come here for console news to stay updated....

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 08 Oct 2020I wish sony had put this much attention on their mobile div... moreThey will, if they it make the same amount of money for Sony, but sadly, with so many tough competitions, it unlikely.

  • Anonymous

I wish sony had put this much attention on their mobile division also.

  • Anonymous

Well, it looks great.
I would definitely choose Practicality and Reliability over looks/compactness/attractiveness any time of the Day.
And this one definitely checks My boxes

  • AnonD-947580

Kriegsherr, 08 Oct 2020you always want a 1000 bucks device while wanna pay just 10... moreWhat do you mean by me always wanting something - do you know me in real life??

Boggy-Stefy, 08 Oct 2020The difference are the exclusives. I think that is why the ... moreI have many friends who actually play only FIFA 95% of the time on their console. and tbh, what i have seen among FIFA players, majority plays on Playstation. the PS controller is way comfortable for FIFA in comparison to XBOX controller. I think most of them would again buy PS5 and dont ever think about switching. the extra power of Xbox or gamepass doesnt even entice them. and for gamers like me who plays mostly common titles, dont need gamepass. i often buy used games (disks) from gamestop or ebay, a substitute for gamepass.

  • LOLO

24+ hours late ......... this was revealed on tech power up yesterday...............

AnonD-947580, 08 Oct 2020I just hope that it will finally be able to play games with... moreyou always want a 1000 bucks device while wanna pay just 100 dollar. PS5/XboxSX is already economically viable. 500 USD is way fine for this devices. if you dont like it, move on. no one is forcing you to buy.

Boggy-Stefy, 08 Oct 2020I like PC best (also now I am a big fan of Game Pass), but ... morethe original PS4 was like jet but Sony sorted out the problems with PS4 slim.

  • Boggy-Stefy

xcv, 08 Oct 2020No, it's not. When you buy games on BR, you own them a... moreThe difference are the exclusives. I think that is why the majority of people buy play station.
Myself, I am more about quantity. I finish in about 2 months 4 games. And played another 4 or 5 without reaching the end. And all this on 5eur/month subscription on Game Pass for PC.
The last gane I finished was Deliver us The Moon. Only this game costs about 30 eur for PS4 or PC bought separately. It comes free with Game Pass. And the examples can continue.
Of course, if you are a person who plays only big names, than Game Pass is not worth it. But, if you are like me, playing 2-4 games per month, than Game Pass is a miracle.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 08 Oct 2020Why is it so big? It's not just the heatsink that... moreThat is basicaly a gaming pc with medium spec, and for gaming pc standards, it is not at all big.

  • xcv

AnonD-947580, 08 Oct 2020I'm buying the digital version since it's cheaper... moreNo, it's not. When you buy games on BR, you own them and you can always resell them. If you go all digitial, what's the difference compared to PC?

Amazing. Manufacturers tend to skip attention on mechanical design (both internally and externally) to reduce cost.
Sony, on the other hand took effort to put time on the design of PS5 instead of slapping a regular CAD. It isn't cheap.

They also made it favorable to them via showing the teardown. A lot of good will points and free marketing for them. Cheers and brilliant.

  • lpedraja2002

Wow this is incredible, to mass produce a piece of hardware with liquid metal pre-applied hasn't happen so far. Hopefully other manufacturers catch up cause it really does make a difference in temps.

  • AnonD-947580

I just hope that it will finally be able to play games with beautiful graphics - the last console generation had absolutely horrible graphics compared to my gaming laptop (and ofc PC's).

I want to play 4K titles on the PS5 and they have to look totally stunning and super beautiful. It has to be a quantum leap in graphics or else I'm returning that piece of garbage tech.

  • AnonD-947580

bigboi, 08 Oct 2020You answered your own question. That's exactly why it ... moreI'm buying the digital version since it's cheaper and I already have an external bluray drive that I connect to my laptop.

Is that then still a good decision to buy the digital version?

Boggy-Stefy, 08 Oct 2020I like PC best (also now I am a big fan of Game Pass), but ... moreAgreed, and hopefully its somewhat more quiet then the PS4