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PS4 tear-down shows console's internals ahead of launch

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Nov 2013 18:19

PS4 tear-down shows console's internals ahead of launch Sony stripped a PlayStaion 4 (PS4) to its motherboard for Wired, showing off the design of its next generation console.
The tear-down - carried out by Yasuhiro Ootori - shows off the console motherboard, glimpses of the custom AMD processor and companion chip, the Wi-Fi antenna and so on. The specs of the PS4 have been public for a long time.

What is interesting in the tear-down is it shows how Sony packed the hardware and the power supply unit into such a small space, and how its cooling system will keep it all from overheating.

The tear-down pictures and video show how it moves heat of the relatively slim case (for the first design) using two heat pipes and a custom centrifugal fan.

Of course, once the PS4 is out in the wild we will see far more detailed tear-downs of the system, though we think we'll pass on such experiments with ours.

View pics of the PS4 teardown at: wired.com

View a video of the teardown at: wired.com

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