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PS5 Teardown Confirms Liquid Metal Cooling System

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has finally confirmed (and showcased) the cooling system that will keep PlayStation 5 from overheating while running next-generation games.

According to a teardown by Yasuhiro Ootori, vice president of the mechanical design department, “PS5 utilizes liquid metal as the TIM [thermal interface material] to ensure long-term, stable, high cooling performance.”

He noted that over two years were spent to adopt this liquid metal cooling mechanism during which “various conceivable tests” were conducted to ensure acceptable cooling performance metrics for PS5.

Something else noteworthy is that before tearing down PS5 to its innards, Ootori demonstrated how easily the side panels can be…



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