Sony recently shipped a revised version of the PlayStation 5 (each disc and digital editions), and whereas we’ve recognized that it’s 300 grams lighter than the launch mannequin, it was unclear why…till now.

Tech YouTuber Austin Evans acquired his palms on the up to date PS5 digital version (CFI-1100B 01), and has discovered that it options a smaller heatsink and a new fan. Due to the brand new heatsink, the console’s inner board weighs 1368 grams. The authentic board weighs 1639 grams. The revised console’s fan is manufactured by Delta Electronics, and options 17 longer blades. The authentic fan options 23 blades.

According to Evans’ thermal testing, the brand new PS5 will get hotter than the unique by 5.4°F to 9°F. He believes the “lighter” PS5 is a little bit of a downgrade however this idea hasn’t been extensively examined but.

“Couple people mentioning higher exhaust temps COULD mean the cooler is doing a better job dissipating heat,” Evans wrote in response to some commenters. “The thing is, Sony removed a SIZABLE amount of the heatsink on this new model. With fewer fins and smaller heatpipes it simply isn’t as efficient at moving the heat out of the console. Think about it as if it were a PC. If I remove a large CPU heatsink in favor of a smaller one the exhaust coming off my system would be hotter as the overall system temps are higher since the weaker cooler can’t cope. That’s exactly what’s going on here IMO.”

Alongside the above, the revised PS5 options a new Wi-Fi part in addition to a totally different screw to safe the console to the bottom.

[Source: YouTube through PSU]