THE Sony Continues to publish updated versions PlayStation 5 (PS5) in the market. The latest one is a lighter variation than the previous one and it heats up less. But the main attribute is this: the console has a chip AMD Oberon Plus6 nanometer.
Internally, Sony identifies the latest version of the PlayStation 5 as the CFI-1200 – or rather, as the CFI-1202. The Oberon Plus chip is manufactured using TSMC’s 6-nanometer process. For reference, the original PS5 chip is equipped with 7 nanometer technology.
PS5 is lighter and less hot
At first glance, the new chip does not represent a dramatic change. But only at a glance. The truth is that the difference in nanometers helps the cantilever use less power and therefore generate less heat. If the temperature drops, the cooling system can be less complicated.
The first PS5 CFI-1202 units arrived in Australia at the end of August. Wasting no time, YouTuber Austin Evans not only got hold of one of them, but also dismantled the console.
In the video of the procedure, Evans claims that the updated PlayStation 5 requires less power and is lighter. This, of course, is helped by the use of a smaller cooling mechanism compared to previous versions.
The weight loss is about 500 grams. Power consumption is estimated to be 20 to 30 W lower than the original model.
Interestingly, information about Oberon Plus has emerged only now. Open page Angstronomics reveals that the new chip has an 18.8% increase in transistor density. The matrix (matrix) is 260 mm², against about 300 mm² of the previous chip.
It’s unclear what this change means in terms of performance. In any case, everything indicates that the CFI-1202 revision was created mainly to reduce the production rates of consoles.
Note that the external appearance has changed little or not at all compared to previous versions. As Austin Evans points out, the changes are essentially internal and involve not just the components but their physical state.
The cost reduction achieved by this review appears to be 12%. But this does not necessarily mean lower prices for the consumer.
A review, not a new console
Will the PlayStation 5 have a Slim or Pro version like the previous generation? Probably. There are even rumors that the PS5 will come with an external drive in 2023. But for now, Sony is focused on optimizing the original PS5.
Let’s say it’s a ritual. Just remember that in mid-2021, Sony released the CFI-1100 revision of the PS5.
It should be noted that the CFI-1202 revision is divided into CFI-1202A (Blu-ray version) and CFI-1202B (digital version). The latter is analyzed by Evans.
It’s also worth noting that Australia was the first country to receive PS5 reviews, while Japan appeared in the sequel. As for Brazil, there is no news yet.
With information from: Wccftech.