Sony released a video today showcasing a comprehensive teardown of a PlayStation 5 unit and all of the parts that come with it. Sony VP of Mechanical Design Yasuhiro Ootori presented the disc version of the console, discussing all of the hardware contained within.
Ootori revealed that the base stand that comes with the system can be aligned both horizontally and vertically. When placed vertically, the stand is held by a screw. When placed horizontally, the screw needs to be removed. However, there’s actually a compartment in the stand where you can store the screw so you don’t lose it.
Both sides of the system’s plates can be removed as well. The PlayStation 5 houses a 120mm diameter, 45mm thick double-sided air intake fan. Conveniently, the console has two strategically placed “dust catchers” so that dust can be vacuumed out of the machine. Also, a sheet metal case completely covers the console’s drive unit so that noise and vibration are reduced while the game disc is spun.
The system uses an x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, which runs up to 3.5 GHz. The AMD Radeon RDNA 2 GPU runs up to 2.23 GHz and has 10.3 teraflops. Additionally, the custom SSD controller can read speeds up to 5.5GB per second at raw data transfer rates.
One last thing to note from the teardown is the PlayStation 5’s huge heatsink component. Like PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, the PS5’s heatsink uses a heat pipe. It takes up a large amount of space in the console and seems to be part of the reason why the console itself is so large.
PlayStation 5 is set to launch on Nov. 12 at $499 for the standard version, while the disc-less Digital Edition is $399. Its launch lineup includes Demon’s Souls, The Pathless, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and more.