The first photos of the PlayStation 5 console’s interior (without external plastic panels), published in the American forum Reddit, provoked heated discussions. Users made different assumptions about the fan depicted in the picture.
Thus, some doubted the possibility of adequate cooling of the components placed inside (primarily CPU and GPU) with only one such fan, besides not very big. In this case it is logical to think that the fan will rotate with high speed, which will inevitably lead to increased background noise.
By the way, on the console sketches published back in spring, there really was only one fan in the cooling system – even then, users began to express doubts about the efficiency of the cooling system and its noise. So, this concern has now been confirmed?
It’s not a fact. If Sony has chosen a scheme with several fans attached to key components, you don’t have to worry about cooling efficiency (although there are still questions about the noise level). So, some suggested that the fan (probably 140mm in diameter) depicted was used to cool the SSD. And while the feasibility of using such a large “propeller” to blow only the SSD is a big question, it cannot be ruled out.
The user also published a photo stand for the console – it has an unusual design, a console with an attached stand and the outer panel.
You can see that the last one is easy to remove and replace with an outside one. Or you can modify it yourself – for example, with a paint spray can.