Sony Offers PS4 Info: Power Consumption, Noise Level, More
Think you know everything there is to know about the PlayStation 4? Well, maybe not.
SCEJ and Asia Senior Vice President and Director of Business Unit 1, Masayasu Ito, gave an interview to Japanese publication AV Watch (as cited by DualShockers), and he offered some fresh technical information for Sony's new gaming hardware.
After confirming that being online will help you get the most out of your system (which we already knew), Ito added a few intriguing details. Here are some of the highlights:
"The secondary chip for ultra-low power operation will mostly activate at night from 1 to 4 AM and download any required update automatically. It will also activate when software is purchased through external means like the PlayStation App."
"Power consumption will vary greatly depending on the performance of the game played."
"The noise level of the console during operation is generally much lower than it was on the PS3."
"The PS4′s cooling fan has a low noise level and stepless speed control (meaning that it will increase its speed to match heat smoothly and not in sudden steps like the one on the PS3)."
"The Audio/Video performance (for movies and music) of the PS4 will target PS3 levels at launch, but will be improved through updates, for instance with the addition of 4K, as Sony is also an Audio/Video company."
Is this about what you expected? Or are you at all surprised by any of these new details? I want the thing to be quiet...
9/24/2013 9:43:32 PM Ben Dutka