Sony Shows Off PS5 Size and Specs in Brand New Teardown Video

A common video that appears after the launch of any new technological good is the teardown, a video that takes apart a phone, laptop, and yes, even a console piece by piece to see what makes it tick. Well, Sony decided to get a jump on things and provided a teardown video of their own for the upcoming PlayStation 5. Presented by Yasuhiro Ootori, VP of Hardware and Mechanical Design divisions, the short teardown focuses on the Disc enabled model, though most of the details are presumably the same for the diskless version as well.

The first thing mentioned in the video is the size of the new console. At 104mm wide, 260mm deep, and 390mm long/ tall, it’s considerably bulkier than even the PS4 Pro’s 55mm width, 295mm depth and 327mm length. However, these dimensions begin to make sense as the teardown reveals a 120mm wide, 45mm deep fan, much like you would find in a desktop PC, only even bigger. This sizable fan, as well as the massive heat sinks the PS5 sports are intended to keep the the system cool, while also just as importantly doing so very quietly, so that loud fan whine does not spoil your gaming experience.

The teardown also covered other important specifications, like the number and speed of USB ports (1 5 Gigabyte per second port, 2 10 Gps ports, and 1 10 Gps USB C port), the CPU of the unit (A 3.5GHz AMD Ryzen Zen 2), the GPU (A 2.3GHz, 10.3 Teraflop AMD Radeon RDNA 2 based processor), and the memory involved (8 instances of GDDR6 RAM for 16GB with a maximum bandwidth of 448Gps), and the built in storage an 825GB SSD directly on the PS5’s main board.

The side panels can be removed with no tools at all
The side panels can be removed with no tools at all

However, just as important as all that information is that users will also be able to add additional storage to the PS5 through the addition of M.2 SSDs in an expansion slot that can be accessed with only a standard phillips head screwdriver and won’t void the warranty when doing so.

So how does this information make you feel? Are you intimated by the PS5’s massive size? Excited about the M.2 expansion slot? Wondering what a teraflop is? Let us know in the comments below!

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