PS5 Teardown Video Shows Yasuhiro Ootori Voiding His Warranty

See what's inside the next-generation PlayStation.

By Ben Bayliss

October 7, 2020

Today, Sony PlayStation has released a brand-new video featuring the PS5. But instead of showing us how it runs, they filmed it getting formally ripped to pieces to show us its technical innards. And what’s impressive to me is how easy the exterior plates are to remove.

The PS5 Teardown video features Yasuhiro Ootori, VP, Mechanical Design Department, Hardware Design Division at Sony Interactive Entertainment. Whew.

The console stands at 104mm wide, 390mm high, and 260mm deep. To start, he shows off the ports at the front, showing a USB Type C port and a USB Type-A port with Hi-Speed USB support.  The rear has two USB Type-A ports with SuperSpeed USB support, a LAN port, an HDMI port, and an AC In port.

There are air vents, obviously on the front, with the entire rear side being the exhaust. He then removes the base that keeps the PS5 standing, which is held by one screw that can also be stored in the base of the stand so you don’t lose it. He then demonstrates how you clip the base onto the console to lay it on its side.

Both panels can be removed fairly easily by lifting the back corner and sliding them off. Customizable plates in the future anyone? The cooling fan can be seen after doing this and is visible from both sides. It’s a 120mm diameter, 45mm thick, double-sided air intake fan. The dust caught from sucking in the air is caught in two locations on the side and is said to be able to be “vacuumed out” from these two holes.

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For future storage expansion, Yasuhiro Ootori says that M.2 Interface with PCIe 4.0 support is installed and shows us where the slot for that is. Then he starts ripping the console apart. He shows off the Ultra HD Blu-ray drive which is covered with a sheet metal casing with two layers of insulators to reduce drive noise and vibration while your physical discs spin.

There’s also a WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 antenna installed in the console. A shield protects the rest of the insides such as the CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads and is capable of running up to 3.5GHz and is an AMD Ryzen Zen 2. The AMD Radeon RDNA 2-Based graphics engine is shown off as well, the GPU being capable of 2.23GHz delivering 10.3 teraflops.

Memory comes as 8 GDDR6 that has a maximum bandwidth of 448GB per second. The storage is an 825GB SSD with a custom SSD controller ensuring read speeds are as fast as 5.5GB a second at raw data transfer rates, basically allowing the PS5 to reduce load times for games. The PS5 also has some fancy liquid metal inside for cooling and has apparently been prepared for over 2 years.

The heatsink uses a heat pipe like the PS3 and PS4, but the new shape and airflow apparently allows it to perform as a vapor chamber. Don’t ask, I don’t know. There’s also a power supply unit coming in at 350W.

It’s also advised that you do not try this at home otherwise you may put yourself or others at risk of exposure to laser radiation, electric shock, and of course disassembling it will void your warranty and guarantee, yadda yadda. Basically, just watch Yasuhiro Ootori invalidate his own PS5 instead.

The PS5 console is slated to launch on November 12, it’s also expected to sell over 7 million units in 5 months. If you’re wanting to pick the physical edition of the console up on Amazon if it comes back in stock, you can do so on Amazon. But if digital is you desire, then you can also find that here.

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Ben Bayliss

Based in the UK and adores venturing through FPS horrors and taking photos in pretty much anything with a functioning photo mode. Also likes car games.

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