PlayStation 5 Cooling Fans to Get Online Updates

PS5 cooling fans getting some help from devs.

The PlayStation 5 cooling fans will be regularly updated and optimized according to

In an interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment’s VP for Mechanical Design, Yasuhiro Ootori, he said that the fan control will optimized based on Accelerated Processing Unit(APU) data for each game.

“Various games will be released in the future, and data on the APU’s behaviour in each game will be collected,” Otori said. “We have a plan to optimise the fan control based on this data.”

With this feature, the PlayStation 5 will always be running at optimal speed even for a game that demands a heavy load on the console. The fans will make sure that unit is always cool.

In this teardown video of the PlayStation 5, you will see that the console has a 120mm diameter, 45mm thick double-sided air intake. It has also an internal temperature sensor in the APU and in the mainboard to monitor and control the fan speed. The updates will help regulate the fan speed.

If you have a PS4, you know its notorious for being noisy.

Sony said that the PlayStation 5 is designed to be quiet. Let’s just hope that these updates will help the new-gen console stay quiet. *fingers crossed*

The PS5 will launch Nov. 12 in selected countries like US and Japan. Then a Worldwide Release is set to follow after a week November 19th.

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