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New PS4 Model Dissected, It's Lighter And More Efficient

The new PlayStation 4 is just a little better the whole way 'round.

The latest version of Sony's new console that just came to market is quieter and more efficient, according to a recent analysis by the Pocket News blog (as translated by Eurogamer).

PS4 model CUH-12000 (currently only available in Japan) boasts a smaller motherboard with a new GDDR5 memory configuration, and instead of 16 memory modules, the latest model only uses 8. Additionally, Sony has included a new Blu-ray drive design, a new HDMI controller, and a new power supply, which is 80g lighter than the previous one. The latter also features a lower energy output.

Lastly, the system is quieter, as the PS4 fan noise seems to be lessened. Hey, quieter is always better, right?

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 new model, ps4 design

7/6/2015 9:13:06 PM John Shepard

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Jawknee
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 @ 2:07:17 AM
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Cool. Maybe I'll grab one later on down the road though my current unit is pretty quiet anyway.

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CHAOS THEORY X
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 @ 3:48:02 AM
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But does it cost less?


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telly
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 @ 10:33:09 AM
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Current PS4 fan is definitely louder than I would like it to be (I game in a small den area, so I'm only a few feet away from the system and it's easy to hear that sort of thing.) A quieter version would definitely appeal to me.

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 2:54:59 PM

Haha, playing with headphones on solves the problem. I believe better experience that way to.

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slugga_status
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 @ 1:03:31 PM
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I'd like to get this for the blu ray player. My current one acts like it doesn't read disc at times...

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 5:07:15 AM
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sounds good to me lighter and more efficiently, if i didn't already have a ps4 i would get one of these

happy gaming

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ricksterj
Sunday, July 12, 2015 @ 12:19:45 PM
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OK but HOW big is the HARD DRIVE?

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richfiles
Sunday, July 12, 2015 @ 11:32:54 PM
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Not sure what I think of the reduced GDDR5 chip count.

The detail "double-density Samsung modules" only says these chips hold twice as much, thus you only need half the chips for the same degree of storage, but it says nothing of data throughput. That's what I want to know.

Part of the reason PC graphics cards go with large quantities of memory, is they can access more simultaneous bits by accessing the chips in parallel. If chips are the same speed, being able to access 16 at a time is twice as fast as accessing only 8 chips at a time.

The only way this works in a beneficial way, is if:

A: The 8 new chips have double width data lines as compared to the 16 old chips.

or

B: The 8 new chips are double the data rate of the 16 old ones.

I certainly hope this is the case. If it is, then this is great, as it should reduce costs significantly. If this reduces costs, but sacrifices throughput though... That's not so cool.

I have not read about the new chips, so I hope they considered performance over cost.

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