Sony’s big ol’ PS5 fan was certainly a highlight of the recenly released PlayStation 5 teardown, but that fan is set to improve with time.
In a Resetera-translated interview from 4Gamer, VP of mechanical design at Sony Interactive Entertainment VP of mechanical design Yasuhiro Ootorirevealed that the company will optimise the system’s internal fan through software updates.
The 120mm PS5 fan will be optimised for individual titles as time goes on, purposefully tuning fan speed for games that need faster speeds to keep Sony’s next-gen titles or could make do with a decreased fan speed.
“Various games will be released in the future, and data on the APU’s behaviour in each game will be collected,” Otori revealed. “We have a plan to optimise the fan control based on this data.”
Sony’s EVP of Hardware Engineering and Operation, Masayasu Ito, expressed his joy at the cooling solution for the PlayStation 5, a combination of the big PS5 fan and liquid metal thermal paste.
“We had to balance every aspect of the system, from focusing on reducing the noise level to enhancing the cooling capacity, more than ever before,” Ito said. “After an extensive and complex trial and error process, we were pleased with the end result and I can not wait for our fans to get their hands on the PS5 console and ‘hear’ it for themselves.”