Getting rid of one of the biggest problems with the PS4
The PS4 has a big problem with thermal regulation. As powerful as the console is, it has issues when it comes to getting too hot while gaming, and as a result, it is not unusual for some games, like Dead by Daylight, to send the fan overdrive. If you’ve always wanted a jet engine in your living room, the PS4 is here for you.
Thankfully, the PS5 has gone to great lengths to achieve this, keeping your console cool – and quiet – as much as possible. The bulkiness isn’t purely a stylistic choice – it leaves room for a double-sided 120mm fan, heat sink, and liquid metal thermal conductor that will help regulate the heat and sound levels of the console.
Of course, what works for games now may not work for games in five years. While each new generation of console is inevitably hailed as a graphics highlight when it launches, over time developers will learn the architecture and capabilities of each console and showcase its true capabilities – as beautiful as the first ones. PS4 lifecycle games they There is nothing compared to games like Ghost of Tsushima or The Last of Us: Part II. Games at the start of a console’s life may look good, but they probably won’t be as advanced as the newer ones, and as such, the cooling systems that are currently working may struggle with the games released. years later.
Fortunately, Sony will continue to adjust the capabilities of the cooling system with future firmware upgrades.
PlayStation’s Yasuhiro Ootori explained in detail how it works:
“Various games will be released in the future, and data on the behavior of the APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) in each game will be collected,” Otori revealed. “We have a plan to optimize fan control based on this data.”
In short, the system analyzes the operation of games and the reaction of the cooling system, and based on this data, the system will adjust the operation of the fans to ensure that the PlayStation maintains its performance without the heat and noise associated with the heat. PS4.
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