Sony quietly releases a new PS4 Pro revision, delivering lower noise levels under load

Sony quietly releases a new PS4 Pro revision, delivering lower noise levels under load

Sony quietly releases a new PS4 Pro revision, delivering lower noise levels under load

Sony’s PS4 Pro is one of the most powerful consoles on the market, sitting behind the Xbox One X while offering higher levels of graphical fidelity, and sometimes higher framerates, than today’s basic consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One S. 

This level of performance in a small, console-grade form factor comes at a cost, as while many games look gorgeous on the platform, it comes at the cost of high noise levels. You only need to play the console’s heavy hitters like Spider-Man, Horizon: Zero Dawn or Detroit: Beyond Human to hear the console fans become noticeably loud.   

With the release of the PS4 Pro/Red Dead Redemption bundle, Sony has released a new revision of the PS4 Pro called the “CUH-7200”, which according to the diligent analysis of Digital Foundry, offers significantly lower noise levels under load while delivering the same power draw as Sony’s original model.

When compared to a launch-day PS4 Pro, Sony’s latest model is around 6-7dB quieter, making the console a lot more difficult to notice when immersed in the platform latest games. It is worth noting that these lower noise levels come at a cost, as the CUH-7200 model of the PS4 Pro runs hotter, though it seems like Sony is happy with the console’s new operating temperature.       

  

Sony quietly releases a new PS4 Pro revision, delivering lower noise levels under load  

Right now, the new PS4 Pro is only available with the console’s Red Dead Redemption 2 bundle, though it is expected to become available as a standalone unit, or as part of other bundles, in the near future, especially after stock gets cleared after this month’s Black Friday sales and after other seasonal events. 

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