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Early testing showed PlayStation 5 memory gets overheated under load

Sony PS5 memory gets warm.

Hot Potatoes: The Sony PlayStation 5 is one of the hottest gifts this holiday season, and not necessarily in terms of popularity. Gamers Nexus recently took a close look at Sony's next-gen console and found a particularly worrying point. How will this develop in the long term?
The team first tested the PS5 in its standard configuration, with both side panels installed. Temperatures for most of the components were within reasonable limits given room temperature, but the bottom memory module showed around 94 C (201.2 F).

"In hotter environments, this can cause the memory to operate within its temperature limits, with potential long-term imperfections or even short-term memory anomalies," the publication says.


When the right-side panel was removed (exposing the blower fan), the lower memory module cooled slightly to 93 C (199.4 F). After removing both panels, the memory dropped to 88-89 C (190.4-192.2 F).

The problem seems to be that the memory in question "has almost no heatsink" while the other components directly contact the main heatsink/heat pipe assembly.

Keep in mind that this is an early look at a completely new platform from a single post. However, this raises some potentially serious concerns. How will the PS5 react to warmer environments? What happens if you place the console in a closed TV stand? How will adding additional storage through the expansion slot affect the temperature?

For reference, Micron rates its GDDR6 at operating temperatures of up to 95 C (203 F). Samsung and SK Hynix also make GDDR6, although I couldn't find operating temperatures for either of them.

The Sony PlayStation 5 was released in several major markets, including North America, on November 12, 2020. The digital version retails for $ 399, and the Blu-ray disc model retails for $ 499.

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