Today, a couple of PlayStation 5 patents linked to its cooling system, or at least the development kit’s cooling system, have come to light , which would be a key clue to talk about the rumors around the problems of temperature of the final version .
This is because the development kit offers two generously sized compartments, where the patent reveals the use of a generous aluminum radiator that occupies practically the left side of the console, being cooled by three fans that expel hot air from one side. taking advantage of this design in the form of “gills”.
On the right side, we have another compartment where other console components are hidden backed by three other fans to expel the heat they generate outside the chassis. If we look closely, they seem as if they were the components of a power supply, which would be on a metal bracket that is screwed on a small heatsink that could be the SSD (assumption, the patent does not speak of it).
“An electronic device (10) has a plurality of cooling fans (15) to supply air to a heat sink (30). The plurality of cooling fans (15) creates air flows (Fh) that pass through the heat sink (30) from a first side (H1) of the heat sink (30) to a second side (H2) of the heat sink (30). The heat sink (30) is arranged obliquely in the left direction- right and in the front-rear direction of the electronic device 10. An outer member 40 has an inlet port 41i formed along the first side H1 of the heat sink 30 and oblique to the front-rear direction and left-right direction, “says the patent.
In this way, the development kit has two generous radiators, each one cooled by 3x fans. If we now look at the supposed final design of the console, the rumors would come into play, since at a glance it is seen that the possible design of the console is much more compact, so the size of the radiators has been affected, like the number of fans is likely to have been reducedHence, the console cannot really reach the power used by the developers because a worse cooling generates a noticeable increase in temperatures and with it a loss of performance when the operating speed is reduced as protection to reduce temperatures.
On the other hand, a large number of fans should not really imply a drastic solution for high temperatures, since it could take advantage of the incorporation of more fans so that all of these operate at a lower speed of rotation to generate more noise and, in cases Drastic, the loudness could be a problem but in return, there should be no temperature problems. Unfortunately, rumors suggest that all of this is going the other way.