Sony has Completely Redesigned PlayStation 5’s Internals

Abdullah Waseem
Abdullah Waseem
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PlayStation 5 CFI 1200 Version

PlayStation 5 was recently refreshed to a new version deemed as the CFI 1200 series. The major difference came in the form of lowered weight. The disc edition of the PlayStation 5 now weighs what the original digital PS5 weighed in 2020. However, checking out the internals, the PlayStation 5 has gotten completely redesigned internals.

New PS5 Version has Entirely Revamped Insides

The new model is currently not available in any part of the world except Australia. YouTuber Austin Evens in a recent video imported one from Australia and compared it to the older versions both internally and performance-wise.

2022 ps5
PlayStation 5 2022 Refresh

Performance Differences (Thermals, Power Draw, etc.)

While visually from the outside there isn’t any difference, the internal components have been changed a lot. The PlayStation 5 CFI 1200 Series weighs around half a Kg less than the original CFI 1000 PS5. But there are a few key differences in the performance too.

In Austin’s testing, the original PS5 CF 1000 drew 217 Watts, PS5 CFI 1100 drew 229 Watts, and the latest version drew the least power at just 201 Watts which is a considerable difference. Moving on to the fan noise, almost all the versions have equal noise. CFI 1100 is a little louder because of the bigger fan.

For the thermals, version CFI 1100 ran hottest at 63 Degrees Celsius at a hotspot. While the other two maintained around 53 Degrees. This is commendable as the PS5 CFI 1200 is the lightest of them all.

Internal Differences

The internals is where things change a lot and get really interesting. The most notable difference when you remove the disk plates of all the versions will be the slits. The newest version has more slits in the body for ventilation. Turning to the other side, the new version also has a shorter PCB and more metal which according to Evans could result in better heat dissipation.

ps5 redesigned internals
PlayStation 5 Redesigned Internals

Tearing down the PS5s gives us the biggest insight into how Sony has managed this feat. While the CF 1100 model made the heatsink smaller than the original, the latest version has not only made the heatsink even smaller but also the motherboard. Evans claims that combined they weigh about 1.1Kg lesser than the older version. This could also explain the lesser power draw.

The new version is yet to be launched in other parts of the world. More information about the durability and performance will be revealed then after complete testing. Stay tuned to know more about it in the future.

What are your thoughts on the PlayStation 5 internal redesign? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Abdullah is an avid gamer who primarily plays single-player titles. If you can't find him anywhere, he'll probably be at his desk playing The Witcher 3 for the millionth time. When he isn't playing games, he's either reading or writing about them.
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