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PS4 Gets Unboxed and Torn Down by Sony

 |  |  |  |  November 7, 2013


Typically, unboxing and teardown videos don’t come out until after a new gadget hits the market, but Sony decided to beat third parties to the punch by letting their own engineer take apart the shiny new PS4 console.

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The guys at WIRED scored an exclusive video with Sony Engineering Director Yasuhiro Ootori, who carefully unboxed the new console, then proceeded to tear it down – not only showing off its ease of repair, but all of the major components inside.

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While it’s basically a super slimline x86 PC, the PS4 is one of the most efficiently designed systems I’ve seen. It’s amazing that they managed to keep the power supply unit built in, especially when the Xbox One has such a massive power brick.

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Ootori also elaborates on the system’s high-bandwidth GDDR5 memory, and its specialized secondary processor which allows network operations to continue in the background while the system is in standby mode. The system also has a massive heatsink with copper pipes, along with a quiet running centrifugal fan to keep things nice and cool.

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Check out the video below for all of the juicy details:

While I’m sure that iFixit will do a much more in-depth teardown after the PS4 is released, it’s cool to see Sony sharing so much too.

[via WIRED]



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