Sony recently revamped the PS5 slightly in order to cut back on some of the rare-earth materials and other things holding back production numbers. It wasn’t a huge change, but it was just enough to catch the eye of dedicated gamers when they found out a good portion of it came from reducing the heatsink system that helps cool the console.
At first, you’d think this was a terrible choice by the company due to the power of the new console. It has a lot of consumers worried that this could affect the lifespan of parts or cause the console to experience thermal throttling during heavy use. However, reports have been coming in from different directions from sources claiming that it doesn’t affect the console’s performance at all. Temperatures may climb ever-so-slightly, but it also has enhanced airflow that helps to minimize this to the point that it isn’t really changing anything.
Time will tell as gamers continue to put the console through its trials, but it does seem there isn’t much to worry about. I am sure Sony has spent a lot of time testing the changes as well, just to make sure it doesn’t have a reverse effect, causing sales to go down. The whole point is to increase production and get more consoles on the shelves for buyers.
So, for the time being, you can rest assured that the new revamp to the console hasn’t made it any less effective when it comes to the pure power it has to offer.