May 24, 2022

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Sony plans to optimize the PS5’s fan speed using game data

Sony plans to optimize the PS5's fan speed using game data

Conducting heat on any video game console is crucial. Sony has already offered Video teardown of the PlayStation 5, With a diameter of 120 mm and a thickness of 45 mm, to be precise – revealing a large fan – it directs air on both sides of the motherboard. Little did we know that Sony had plans to optimize the component based on its performance during individual games. In An interview, Yasuhiro ot Tori, explains that the console monitors the temperature through a sensor inside the APU and is paired with three other main boards. The highest value is then used to determine the speed of the fan.

But here’s the really smart part: Sony also monitors the APU and collects data on individual games. “Different games will be released in the future and data on the behavior of the APU in each game will be collected,” Otori said (translation provided ResetEra user by orzkare.) “We plan to optimize fan control based on this data.” According to, The console’s fan software has a controlled maximum speed. If the system is struggling with a particular game, the speed can be further increased to improve cooling – even if it causes the fan to run louder.

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