Smaller and lighter parts are installed in the new PS5. (Image source: GIGA)
Sony recently released a new model of the PlayStation 5 without any announcement. This is not only lighter, you can also save with it in the long run. We reveal why.
PlayStation 5: Installed parts consume less power
The new PlayStation 5 is smaller and lighter, 500 to 600 grams than the previous model to be exact. Depending on whether you own the Disc or Digital Edition. However, this is not the only advantage, because thanks to the parts installed in it the console also consumes less power than before.
YouTuber Austin Evans found this out because he was able to secure one and put it through its paces in a video. In the so-called 1200 model – the number stands for the second revision of the console – the built-in parts are significantly smaller than before. This can be seen above all on the motherboard and the heat sink. However, there is one disadvantage, according to the YouTuber, the CMOS battery is now under the heat sink. This does not make an exchange impossible, but much more difficult.
Nevertheless, the changes appear to be having a positive effect overall. Not only is the weight lower, you can also save a lot of electricity – the new model should Consume 20 to 30 watts less power than its predecessors.
Austin Evans shows you everything in detail in his video:
PlayStation 5 will be more expensive, but the smaller model is still worth it
The new version is lighter and consumes less power, but this does not affect the price. Sony recently announced price increases for the PlayStation 5. The reason for this would be unfavorable currency trends and high inflation rates. Nonetheless, the new version certainly has that in the long run Potential to save you a few euros in electricity costs. It is not yet known when the 1200 model will be available in Germany.