Sony PS5 Cooling System Patent
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Another day, another Sony PS5 leak, and this time, we get a glimpse at its cooling system, courtesy of patent. The sketches depict a v-shaped cooling system that funnels air from one side of the console to the other. A depressed space in the middle lets air flow freely to cool the console’s high-end AMD processor, which runs at constant power continuously. Read more for additional pictures and information.


Sony PS5 Cooling System Patent
Sony PS5 Cooling System Patent
The PS5’s GPU is an AMD RDNA 2-based system-on-a-chip (SoC), complete with 36 compute units running at a variable frequency, capped at 2.23 GHz, and capable of 10.28 TFLOPS. If the CPU is running at lower activity, the special boost system may reduce its frequency and increase the frequency of the GPU to allow that to run at higher performance without affecting the power usage or cooling.

Sony PS5 Cooling System Patent
Sony PS5 Cooling System Patent

We then tackled the engineering challenge of a cost-effective and high-performance cooling system, designed for that specific power level. As for the details of the cooling solution, we’re saving them for our teardown. I think you’ll be quite happy with what the engineering team came up with,” said PlayStation 5 lead system architect Mark Cerny.