Wonder what’s inside a PS5? Now you can have a look.
Today Sony has released a teardown video, showing exactly what makes up a PlayStation 5 console. From the removable outer casing to the disc drive, heatsink, processor and everything else that makes it work, it’s all deconstructed for our viewing pleasure.
The first interesting thing to note about the PS5 is that its white casing is made up of two single panels; one for the front and one for the back. They snap off easily, and can be removed by the user. To us, this instantly suggests Sony will be selling custom designs – just as it did with the first PS4 model. Of course, no such thing has been announced yet, but it seems very likely.
Underneath the PS5’s white cover is a slot where the console’s internal memory can be upgraded with a M2 SSD. Since the PS5’s built-in storage is limited (825GB, with only 664GB usable space), being able to easily upgrade is a big plus.
The video then goes on to show us the more technical insides of the PS5. Notably, its Blu-ray disc drive is sealed inside a metal cage to reduce sound and vibration when the console is reading a disc. We then get a glimpse of the console’s Ryzen Zen 2 processor, its Radeon graphics chip and 16GB of GDDR6 memory.
Watch the teardown video yourself below:
Oh, and as Sony kindly reminds you: don’t try this at home!