The new PS5 CFI-1200 features an internal redesign, a teardown video confirms. Also, it seems that the hardware is more efficient with the current.
Sony has released a new revision of the PS5. The CFI 1200 model appeared in Australia, among other places, at the end of August and weighs up to 300 grams less than the previous model. A teardown video published by tech youtuber Austin Evans shows that this weight saving is actually due to a significant change on the inside.
According to the Youtuber, the new model has a “completely different” motherboard that is significantly smaller than that of the previous models. The redesigned PS5’s heatsink is even smaller than that of the CFI-1100 model, but it includes a heat pipe that leads to the other side of the system. Evans also points out that the SSD case on the PS5 CFI 1200 model has “better” shielding.
The new motherboard and modified heatsink result in a weight reduction of more than 200 grams. At the same time, the console’s black plastic mold has been strengthened, which slightly reduces the weight savings.
The weights of the PS5 versions:
2020 Launch – Disk: 4,5kg / Digital: 3,9kg
2021 Revision – Disk: 4,2kg / Digital: 3,6kg
2022 Revision – Disk: 3,9kg / Digital: 3,4kg
The Youtuber also claims that the new model has more efficient power consumption. During a test with all three test consoles fed Astro’s Playroom, the launch model of the PS5 consumed about 218 watts, the CFI 1100 model released last year consumed 229 watts, and the new PS5 CFI 1200 only about 201 watts. Apparently nothing has changed in terms of heat development and volume.
CMOS battery harder to access
But Evens was not only able to discover advantages. Sony has “changed practically every component”, including the CMOS battery, which is now completely covered by the heat sink. “It used to be relatively easy to swap out if you needed to, but now you have to completely disassemble the PS5, which is certainly a disadvantage,” Evans says.
Finally, it seems that Sony is moving towards a possible slim model of the PS5 that would not only be lighter but also have smaller product dimensions.
When the CFI 1200 model of the PS5 will come to Germany is open. In Australia, the launch was quiet and clandestine last month. There have also been indications from Japan that sales of the renewed PS5 model will start.
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Below is the teardown video of Evans disassembling the console and showing off the innards:
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