Sony put a lot of thought and resources into the new PlayStation 5 cooling system. The system combines the strength of a massive fan and a huge heatsink fused with liquid metal. This is to ensure the PS5 console stays up and running. Firmware updates will control the system. However, the updates will occur based on the data Sony collects from the performance of games.
Sony engineer Yasuhiro Otori, in a chat with 4Gamer.net, said that the cooling system will keep getting optimization even after the launch. However, the optimization will happen by updating the firmware.
“Various games will be released in the future, and data on the APU’s (Accelerated Processing Unit) behavior in each game will be collected. We have a plan to optimize the fan control based on this data.”
He went further to add:
“PS5 has three temperature sensors on the main board to control the fan speed based on the internal temperature of the APU and the highest temperature of the three temperature sensors. These fan control parameters will also be updated via online updates.”
Theoretically, therefore, Sony can increase or decrease the speed of the fans. But this will depend on the demand of games, to keep the console from overheating. This shows that some thought has gone into the design of the PlayStation 5 cooling system and hardware generally.