In early October, Sony showed gamers the insides of the PlayStation 5. It turned out that the console is cooled by a single 45mm fan. Now PS5 engineer Yasuhiro Ootori has revealed how the company intends to improve the cooling system after the console’s release.
In an interview with 4Gamer.net (via Eurogamer), Ootori explained that Sony plans to release system updates that, among other things, will improve the cooler’s performance. Based on processor data when working with new games, the developers will adjust the cooling system, optimizing it for specific projects.
“Various games will be released in the future and data will be collected on the behavior of the APU in each of them. We have a plan to optimize fan control based on this data, ”said Otori.
According to Sony, the PlayStation 5 board has sensors that read the system temperature and ensure the fan is working properly. Apparently, the more demanding the game is, the more efforts will have to be put into the cooling system.
So far, early PlayStation 5 testers have not complained about console noise or overheating. And Sony itself claims that the new “game station” will be quieter than the PS4.