The size of the console has a good reason


from Andreas Bertits
The Playstation 5 is a fairly large console. But there is a reason for this, which is related to the cooling of the device. The PS5 produces a lot of waste heat, but is also supposed to work quieter than the PS4.

About the design of the Playstation 5 may you be divided. It is definitely an eye-catcher, but not everyone likes it. There is a lot of discussion not just about the design, but also about the size. Because in a size comparison, the PS5 is the largest device.

Good cooling is important

As Matt MacLaurin, Vice President of UX Design at Playstation, explains, the PS5 produces a lot of waste heat. Significantly more than is the case with Playstation 4. When asked why the new console appears larger and bulky, Matt LacLaurin replied: "Heat generation. This generation is a small supercomputer. While the 7nm process delivers amazing heat output for the power, the output is very extreme. This technology is still so new that it sheds a lot of heat, so we need space to dissipate it. "

Even if the PS5 produces a lot more heat than the PS4, it shouldn't be loud at all. The head of Sony Europe, Simon Rutter, said that Sony has put a lot of effort into ensuring that the PS5 works quieter than the PS4. So we get a console that is slightly larger than the previous devices, but which works quieter than the PS4.

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Anyone who knows the Playstation 4 knows that the fans can get very loud, depending on the game situation. How exactly this will look like on Playstation 5 is not yet clear. But judging by the statements of those responsible, the console should be significantly quieter. This is also important because console fans have asked for this from the new generation. At the end of the year we will find out how quiet the PS5 is and whether the Xbox Series X or Sony's new console will be ahead in terms of noise.

Source: VG247 / Guardian

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