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PlayStation 5 temperature and noise tests validate its next-generation console status in comparison to PS4 Pro results

The PlayStation 5 operated well within a tolerable noise range. (Image source: Game Two)
The PlayStation 5 operated well within a tolerable noise range. (Image source: Game Two)
New temperature and noise tests for the PlayStation 5 have surfaced, and as expected, the console warrants its next-generation title when compared to the previous-generation PS4 Pro. Initial results for the PS5 point to good thermal development and more than acceptable noise emissions.
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The PlayStation 5 has hit the ground running as dozens of reviews start finding their way online. Initial judgments appear to be positive, and no doubt gamers will be looking forward to testing out the next-generation console within just a few more days. New temperature and sound tests have also been posted that paint the PS5 in a very good light, especially against the PS4 Pro.

A video clip has been shared on Reddit that shows a microphone recording the noise emissions from both the PS4 Pro and PS5 while engaged in the process of rendering Marvel’s Spider-Man. The clip, which is a small segment taken from a longer review video published by German outfit Game Two, clearly demonstrates just how quiet the PS5 is compared to its predecessor. The PS4 Pro sounds pretty much like a hair dryer blasting away in this comparison, while there is barely a noticeable hum coming from the next-gen hardware.

Along with apparent confirmation that the PS5 runs silent, some temperature measurements during gaming have also been shared via social media. Sourced from Italian site GameTimers, the highest temperature recorded for the PS5 was a reasonable 59 °C during Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (@120 fps). Miles Morales pushed the console to 55 °C, and temperatures measured during previous-gen title gameplay were even cooler: 47 °C for Ghost of Tsushima and 45 °C for God of War. In comparison, the PS4 Pro pushed 57 °C and 58 °C, respectively, for these two popular titles.

The average recorded temperature over the six titles in the measurement chart (see below) is just under 50 °C, which is more than acceptable for the hard-working components inside the PS5. There is also another mention of the noise development in the GameTimers review, with a paltry 20 dB recorded, which is even lower than the reported measurements for the whisper-quiet Xbox Series X/S. It’s a promising start for Sony’s next-gen console, which will be available online-only (no units available for in-store purchase) on the November 12 launch day.

Temperature measurements. (Image source: GameTimers)
Temperature measurements. (Image source: GameTimers)

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Reddit & Game Two (YouTube)

GameTimers (in Italian) via @geronimo_73

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-11- 7 (Update: 2020-11- 7)