Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Welcome to Redly

Redly is a friendly online community for leftists and progressives.

Sign up now to share news and updates on your timeline, join and create groups, write a blog, find upcoming events, and meet new friends.

Registration is free and just takes a few seconds.

Sign Up
Simon

Some PlayStation 5 consoles comes with cheaper and noisier fans

Recommended Posts

Simon
hwHSBtTGpKjq7nBnfvQJHU-1200-80.png
WWW.TOMSHARDWARE.COM

It appears that not all PS5s are made entirely equal.

Sony has apparently installed cheaper fans in some PlayStation 5 consoles which is causing them to emit more noise. A French tech site uncovered this rather unethical practice after they had disassembled five different PlayStation 5 consoles and found five different fans inside. Tech site, Tom’s Hardware, writes that “this discovery is alarming” and that it puts PlayStation 5 cooling tests into question.

Quote

When it comes to air coolers, many factors dictate airflow, CFM and noise. However, the rule of thumb is that the fan with more blades will require less power to move more air, thus providing better cooling. With the differences in fans here, it could be assumed that the fans with fewer blades are ramping up more to provide more cooling and, thus, producing more noise. 

But this is unfortunately not a new practice as companies have been using this shady practice to cut costs for years in everything from monitors to storage drives.

If you feel like your new PlayStation 5 console is noisy, you can easily verify which kind of fan is installed by simply popping off the side panels.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audience is coming from. To find out more, please read our Privacy Policy. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.