PS4 hardware teardown

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PS4 hardware teardown

Postposted on Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:51 am

http://imgur.com/a/ayl9W#blijcxo

Heatsink isn't as balls out as the original PS3s, but I expected that, probably far lower TDP. The fan is indeed smaller than the XBOs which a lot of people are pointing out, but they aren't considering coaxial vs centrifugal.
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Re: PS4 hardware teardown

Postposted on Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:03 pm

I wonder what kind of noise levels it has. We intend to get a PS4 because it's the one piece of tech that my wife agrees that we should have and I'm taking advantage of that.
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Re: PS4 hardware teardown

Postposted on Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:15 pm

Star Brood wrote:I wonder what kind of noise levels it has. We intend to get a PS4 because it's the one piece of tech that my wife agrees that we should have and I'm taking advantage of that.


The german developer guy who did the live unboxing measured the sones of the PS4 and PS3 after an hours load, the PS4 was quieter than the PS3 in ANY incarnation (which was really quiet with the slim already). The XBO was similarly quiet in other testing. I don't think noise will be an issue for the 8G consoles compared to the jetstreams of the 7G at least.
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Re: PS4 hardware teardown

Postposted on Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:19 pm

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Re: PS4 hardware teardown

Postposted on Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:36 pm

Well, the larger fan on XBOne with slower RPMs should theoretically be better (less noisy and more reliable in long run), but it also depends on overall airflow and heatsink's surface area (looks like PS4 uses the whole metal cover as a part of heatsink)... Besides, XBOne has an overclocked GPU which might be producing more heat than PS4's version... Or might not (considering it has less "compute units" by default). We need to wait for both consoles to be tested by Anandtech :wink:
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Re: PS4 hardware teardown

Postposted on Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:39 pm

The pictures of the mainboard are very low res, I wonder if they were trying to conceal what chips are on there (don't know why they would!).

Heatsink looks pretty decent too.
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Re: PS4 hardware teardown

Postposted on Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:04 pm

JohnC wrote:Well, the larger fan on XBOne with slower RPMs should theoretically be better



I've been reading this all day and it's starting to make me twitchy :wink:
It's a coaxial vs centrifugal fan. They can't be compared on size, even much more so than any different fans within the same type could. The centrifugal fan in the PS4 blows more air at smaller sizes/lower RPMs, plus it looks like a very custom 3D design.

And we already have confirmation that both are pretty silent anyways.
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