Sony Did An Official PS5 Teardown

Sony did an official PS5 Teardown on their official PlayStation channel few moments ago and of course we here on PSFAN.NET was already expecting that since when Mark Cerny promised on his The Road To PS5 presentation in March 2020. if you haven’t seen it yet and want to see it or need a refresher we listed it down below for your viewing pleasure!

Let’s dive into today’s PS5 teardown. We took some guerilla style screenshot from the video and decided to give a little description what was shown and what we think about it. Let’s start!

The teardown was conducted by Yasuhiro Ootori VP, Mechanical Design Dept, Hardware Design Divion, Sony Interactive Entertainment. He did an excellent job!
PS5 will feature one USB Type-A (Hi-Speed USB) port and USB Type-C (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) port on the front.
There’s also two USB Type-A (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) ports on the back of the console. It seems there are a decent amount of connectivity on the PS5 for use of the external harddrives for PS4 games and upcoming next-generation PlayStation VR.
There’s also HDMI out port to connecting you PS5 to your TV, LAN port for network connectivity and AC in power connector. Self explanatory really.
The white side panels really are user removable! we cannot wait for the all the official and maybe even unofficial custom designs for the PS5’s side panels. There maybe still be an actual custom console designs though where black parts of the console will be colored by the any given theme.
These vents under the user removable panels are actually for the purpose of PS5 users to clean the accumulated dust out of the machine. This is really forward thinking by the Sony giving users the way to do this without voiding the warranty. Only time will tell how effective it is.
And under this cover you can find the all important the user upgradeable PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSD slot for your box standard SSD drive. No proprietary things here. It’s adding to your fast PS5 SSD capacity and not replacing the already onboard 825GB one in any way. This is a good thing because there have been confusions about that online since March when Mark Cerny talked about it. We here on PSAN.NET didn’t expect anything else but adding to your capacity rather than replacing it.
And there’s the intake fan, yes one fan. It’s massive fan though. It’s 120mm in diameter and 45mm thick double sided intake fan. And it’s supposedly very quiet even under a load.
This is an optical drive in the PS5 for the units that have support for the physical media. It’s an Ultrah HD Blu-ray drive unit and finally your PlayStation console can double as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movie player.
PS5 will have wireless connectivity obviously and it’s Wi-FI 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. Here’s Yasuhiro-san is removing the wireless antenna.
Now that the PS5 unit is gutted we can finally see the console’s brains in other words an SoC by AMD and it’s x86-64 basedd AMD Ryzen Zen 2 featuring 8 cores and 16 threads as Mark Cerny said back in March.
The GPU is integrated on that same SoC by AMD and it’s AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine. It will support Ultra HD graphics at high frame-rates and hardware based ray tracing effects.
PS5 has 16GB of GDDR6 system memory at maximum bandwidth of 448GB/s. And it’s have a funny circular shape placement on the board. We found that amusing her eon PSFAN.NET. Never seen that before.
There is the famous superfast PS5 SSD integrated on the motherboard of the console.
And there’s that custome SSD controller Mark Cerny talked about back in March that allows PS5’s integrated SSD raw read speeds of 5.5GB/s at data transfer rates.
PS5 will be the first console ever to utilize liquid metal as a TIM (Thermal Interface Material) and it’ll make possible better and quieter operating temperature and acoustics of the PS5.
And finally there’s the heatsink. It’s a box-standard copperplate heatpipe configuartion but in this form just as effective than vapor chamber solution according to Yashiro-san here.

All and all we are very impressed by the design of the PS5. Seems like they really spend extra attention to the cooling this time around and the SSD upgrade path is sensible without any proprietary components. Just make sure the drive you are buying match the needed specs for the PS5.

PS5 input and output learned from this teardown below.

  • 4 USB ports, two on front, two on back, three of them 10Gbps ports, one Type-C and three Type-A ports.
  • LAN port
  • HDMI out port
  • 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive (on physical media supported units)
  • User removable side panels
  • User upgradeable SSD
  • User can dust the console by vacuuming (we still don’t recommend show vacuum cleaner to your eletctronics, refer Sony’s official guide before doing this!)
  • AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU
  • AMD Radeon RDNA 2 GPU
  • 16GB GDDR6 memory
  • Onboard integrated SSD
  • Custom onboard SSD controller
  • Copperplate heatpipe heatsink
  • Liguid Metal thermal interface material or TIM
  • 120mm diameter and 45mm thick double sided intake fan

If you want to watch the whole teardown, it’s below.


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