Sony launches new PS5 with 1440p resolution and hardware swap; Check it out

Just over two years after its release, the PS5 is now on its third model. The changes in the new edition include a complete change in its interior design, including the replacement of some internal components such as the motherboard – newer and smaller than the previous one -, the cooling system and the SSD case. However, the most interesting news is the addition of 1440p resolution to the console.


1440p resolution

The PS5’s 1440p resolution was expected, with tests starting in July. By updating the software, all users will have access to the update.

However, to use 1440p, the TV or monitor must be compatible with the resolution and the game must fully support 1440p. If the game supports it, it will play at 100% new resolution. The only downside is that variable refresh rate (VRR) won’t be supported at 1440p and will only work at 1080p and 4K on the PS5.

Replacing the motherboard

Now, regarding the internal component changes (discovered by youtuber Austin Evans), the main change was the motherboard used in the PS5. The new part is about five centimeters smaller and helps to reduce the weight of the console.

With the new motherboard design, Sony needed to change other components and the CMOS battery was one of them. The new battery is now completely hidden under the heater. If the user wants to change it, he will need to disassemble the entire console.

It should be remembered that the PS5 hardware changes come after Sony announced that its chief engineer, Masuyasu Ito, is retiring.

New cooling system

Finding a solution for cooling consoles, computers and notebooks is one of the most difficult tasks when creating and assembling these devices. With the PS5, it’s no different. Sony engineers are always looking for the best way to prevent hardware from overheating.

In 2021, the company developed a new model of the heater, smaller and more functional, which joined an additional heat pipe inserted into the back of the console, which improved the cooling of the video game.

The new heatsink model that joined the motherboard made the PS5 one kilogram lighter.

New PS5 heater model (1200). Reproduction: Austin Evans YouTube channel

SSD enclosure

The new PS5 model also brought a new SSD case. The current one now has a metal surround, unlike the older models with full length PCBs. Sony didn’t explain the reason for the change, but for Evans, the change could help cool the console.

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Also according to the youtuber, this new model consumes about 20 to 30 watts less when gaming. “Sony shrunk almost everything including the motherboard and internal packaging to make it lighter and of course cheaper (for them),” Evans wrote on Twitter.

PS5: New Gray Camouflage Collection Coming Soon

Sony announced last Tuesday (6) that the PlayStation 5 will have a new style collection of accessories. The line will be called Gray Camouflage and will introduce the PS5’s features in gray camouflage.

To find out how the new design turned out, check out Olhar Digital’s article.

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