PS5 Console Size Comparison Chart

Sony’s PS5 Breakdown reveals massive Console Size

Sony’s recent PS5 breakdown video had many people including myself shocked at the sheer size of the console. The console itself is 15.4 inches tall, 10.24 inches deep, and 4.09 inches wide. This makes it 3.4 inches taller than the fat PS3. The video shows a technician breaking down the console piece by piece explaining all of the major components of the console. We have broken down the video for you here.

Front Ports

PS5 Front Ports Photo
PS5 Front Ports Photo

The front of the PS4 has a Hi-Speed USB Type-A and a USB Type-C port that goes up to 10Gbps. It is strange that they have opted to only have one USB Type-A port. Hopefully their controllers can use both A and C USB cables.

Back Ports

PS5 Back Ports Photo
PS5 Back Ports Photo

The back of the console has two SuperSpeed USB Type-A ports. An ethernet port, HDMI out and an AC IN.

Ventilation

PS5 Ventilation Photo
PS5 Ventilation Photo

The PS5 draws cool air from the front and pushes it to the back of the console.

Adjustable Base

PS5 Adjustable Base Photo
PS5 Adjustable Base Photo

Possibly one of the strangest new features of the PS5 is its adjustable base. Instead of the classic square shape that allows the console to rest on its bottom or back. Sony has opted to attach an adjustable circular base. This can be attached to the bottom or the back of the console.

Removable Side Panels

Removable Side Panels Photo
Removable Side Panels Photo

The side panels for the PS5 are surprisingly removable. This will make it easier to clean the inside of the console.

Cooling

PS5 Cooling Fan Photo
PS5 Cooling Fan Photo

The PS5 sports one large cooling fan at the top of the console. Hopefully this is sufficient enough to keep the console cool during long play times.

UHD Blu Ray Drive

UHD Blu Ray Drive Photo
UHD Blu Ray Drive Photo

The PS5 comes with an UHD Blu Ray Drive. This means it can play 4k movies and games natively.

AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU

AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU Photo
AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU Photo

The CPU is a AMD Zen 2 CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz.

AMD Radeon RDNA 2 GPU

AMD Radeon RDNA 2 GPU Photo
AMD Radeon RDNA 2 GPU Photo

The PS5 has an AMD Radeon GPU with RDNA 2 capability. The GPU has 10.28 Teraflops with 36 CU’s at 2.23GHz.

825GB SSD w/ Custom Controller

PS5 SSD Photo
PS5 SSD Photo
PS5 SSD Controller Photo
PS5 SSD Controller Photo

The PS5’s internal storage is 825GB worth of SSD’s with a custom SSD controller. This allows the PS5 to access files at blazingly fast speeds.

16GB GDDR6 RAM

PS5 Ram Photo
PS5 Ram Photo

The PS5 has a total system memory of 16GB of GDDR6. This is decent for a gaming PC, but it would be nice to see a gaming console with expandable RAM.

Heat Sink

PS5 Heat Sink
PS5 Heat Sink

The PS5 has a massive heat sink. As you can see from the photo it covers most of the board and has copper piping to draw the heat from the chips.

The construction of the console looks very sturdy. I like the removable panels, but not sure I like only one USB A port on the front. The sheer size of this thing is a bit intimidating. I am wondering where I will put it. I like that they made a detachable base that you can use on the bottom or side, but it will be kind of annoying shifting it around. The specs look solid, but I am wondering where you place a secondary SSD drive since the internal once seem to be soldered on the board. I am definitely looking forward to getting mine when it releases, but I have to find a solid table to place it on.

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