In an interview with the Japanese portal 4Gamer vice president of the mechanical design of PlayStation Yasuhiro Ootori he said that Sony intends to closely monitor the temperature PS5.
To do this, the company installed four sensors – three on the motherboard and one inside the video accelerator processor (APU). They will collect data on the temperature of the system in different games, and then send it to the company, where it will be analyzed.
This will allow Sony to keep the system cool in the future by optimizing fan performance with regular PlayStation 5 firmware updates.
In the same interview, Otori revealed that Sony engineers designed a transparent model of the console to study airflow from dry ice smoke – an experiment the team was able to significantly improve the console’s cooling performance.