Underneath metal shield number two: a massive heatsink and funky-looking power supply.
Since heat rises naturally, it makes sense that this heatsink is designed to move heat upward through all those heat pipes we saw earlier in the X-ray. All the while, the heat radiating through the silver fin stacks is blown away by the fan.
Compared to the Xbox Series X's heatsink, the PS5's definitely has some more surface area to spread that hot hot heat. The PS5 doesn’t use a vapor chamber like the Series X, but Sony claims their combination of copper heat pipes and heatsinks is just as effective.
Hanging out below the giant heatsink is the PS5's boot-shaped 350-watt enclosed power supply—which is more than enough for the tested 200W draw at full load, and a bit more even than the 315W power supply we found in the Series X.
Here's a closeup of the specs, for those of you who asked—the PSU itself is made by Delta.
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