- The interiors of the PS5 1200 series appear to have been completely revamped.
- YouTuber Austin Evans, who just opened it up, claims they have practically entirely overhauled the internals.
- New PS5 draws 20 to 30 watts less electricity than prior models for the same performance.
What kind of differences are there in PS5 1200 series?
The internals of the new PS5 from the CFI-1200 series appear to have undergone a complete makeover, according to YouTuber Austin Evans, who just opened it up. The significantly smaller motherboard is the most noticeable cosmetic difference, followed by the additional heat pipe that was absent from the first two iterations. They have practically entirely overhauled the internals, claims Austin.
In comparison to the CFI-1100, which in turn was smaller than the heatsink offered with the launch edition, the new CFI-1200 series’ heatsink is considerably smaller. Austin also discovered that the new motherboard and the smaller heatsink were to blame for the new PS5’s weight.
Another difference is that the CMOS battery is now “Completely buried,” as opposed to earlier models where it was somewhat visible and simple to replace. However, in order to access the CMOS battery, your PS5 must now be entirely disassembled.
Another significant change is the SSD enclosure, which is now exposed metal rather than a PCB throughout, which may or may not help with heat dissipation. Will the new PS5 benefit in terms of performance or temperature from all these changes? Austin claims that the CFI-1200 series uses 20 to 30 watts less power than the prior models for the same amount of performance, but we will have to wait and see.
Another significant change is the SSD enclosure, which is now exposed metal rather than a PCB throughout, which may or may not help with heat dissipation. Will the new PS5 benefit in terms of performance or temperature from all these changes? Austin states that the CFI-1200 series draws 20 to 30 watts less electricity than the prior models for the same amount of power, but we will have to test that. Here is a list of PS5 model numbers to help you comprehend the various PS5 models more easily.
PS5 Launch edition
- CFI-1016A (Disc Version)
- CFI-1015B (Digital Version)
PS5 2021 Models
- CFI-1116A (Disc Version)
- CFI-1100B (Digital Version)
PS5 2022 Models
- CFI-1202A (Disc Version)
- CFI-1202B (Digital Version)
In addition, a sizeable portion of the motherboard has been reduced, and the location of the CMOS battery in relation to the heatsink has changed. Theoretically, this should allow for the creation of a PS5 Slim, but Sony has decided against doing so.
The new PS5 is already on the market in Australia, and on September 15 it will also go on sale in Japan. The release of this console in other areas is not yet officially announced.
New DualSense controller update released
Along with a PS5 system software update, Sony has now published a new update for the DualSense controller for the PS5.
The PS5’s new update is officially available as software version 6.0. The complete update version has the file size of 1.086 GB and is 22.02-06.00.00.42-00.00.00.0.0.
There is a prompt to update the DualSense controller along with this update. The user will have to utilize a USB cable to link the controller to the PS5 in order to accomplish this.
Here are the modifications made by this latest controller update:
- Custom button assignments are now enabled on the passcode input screen.
- We’ve updated the DualSense wireless controller device software to improve stability.
It is therefore mostly a stability upgrade, as stated in the changelog. Additionally, the passcode input screen now supports the implementation of customized button assignments.
Support for game lists, 1440p resolution, and other features are included in PS5 update 6.0. To all users globally, the update is being rolled out.