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PlayStation 5 CFI-1200 model teardown video reveals a complete internal redesign

PlayStation 5 1200 model mainboard (middle) and its predecessors (Source: Austin Evans on YouTube)
PlayStation 5 1200 model mainboard (middle) and its predecessors (Source: Austin Evans on YouTube)
Only available in Australia for the time being, the PlayStation 5 1200 model features a full internal redesign. In addition to the different internal layout, the new game console is also lighter and draws less power than its predecessors, namely the PlayStation 5 models 1000 and 1100.

Earlier today, the Sony PlayStation 5 console finally received the system update 22.02-06.00.00, which finally brings 1440p HDMI video output to the masses, alongside gamelists and a few social features. However, the most interesting PlayStation 5-related piece of news for today comes from YouTube, where Austin Evans has just published a very interesting teardown video of the CFI-1200 model.

As revealed at the end of August, the latest iteration of the Sony PlayStation 5 console that made its debut in Australia is lighter than its predecessors. These are the highlights of the aforementioned teardown video:

  • Weight comparison: 3.817 kg / 8.4 lbs for the PlayStation 5 model 1000, 3.547 kg / 7.8 lbs for the PlayStation 5 model 1100, and just 3.302 kg / 7.3 lbs for the PlayStation 5 model 1200.
  • Power draw: 218 W for the model 1000, 229 W for the model 1100, and a mere 201 W for the latest model.
  • Maximum temperature: less than 53 Celsius (about 127 Fahrenheit) for the model 1000, 63 Celsius (over 145 Fahrenheit) for the 1100, and back to about 53 Celsius / 127 Fahrenheit for the PlayStation 5 model 1200.
  • Noise level: 48 dB for the original model, 43 dB for the 1100, and 45 dB for the 1200.

When it comes to the internal layout, there are quite a few things that Austin Evans noticed. For example, the fan used in the model 1200 is different than the one used in its predecessors, as it features blades that do not attach to the hub. The list of changes also includes a heatpipe, which is not present in the first two models, a shorter and lighter motherboard (2.5 lbs for the model 1200, 3 lbs for the model 1100, and 3.5 lbs for the model 1000).

In addition to the above, a last thing worth mentioning is that the replacement of the CMOS battery of the model 1200 is quite difficult, as it requires the removal of the motherboard from the case. This was not needed when replacing the CMOS battery for the other two models. 

More details regarding the PlayStation 5 CFI-1200 can be seen in the teardown video below, which still leaves a few areas uncovered, such as the processor powering the console. The anticipated 6 nm custom Ryzen chip remains in the rumor mill for now.

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Codrut Nistor, 2022-09- 7 (Update: 2022-09- 7)