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PS5 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Oct 21, 2020 at 3:08 AM       2,705       12      
Similar to many of Sony's other consoles, the PlayStation 5 will indubitably receive PS5 Firmware Updates, DualSense PS5 Wireless Controller Software Updates (now appearing at retailers including Walmart and Best Buy on October 30th) and in PS5 Scene news today Sony Interactive Entertainment Vice President of mechanical design Yasuhiro Ootori confirmed the PS5 Fan will also receive regular optimization software updates over time after the official PS5 Launch next month. 🔥

Following their PS5 Japanese Preview Videos a few weeks ago, here's a rough translation of this latest PS5 News via to quote:

"In an interview with Japanese site, Ootori explained that the behavior of the Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) in each game will determine how Sony will optimize fan control, using the data to deliver updates that will fix and adjust each unit accordingly:

“Various games will be released in the future, and data in the APU’s behaviour in each game will be collected,” Ootori said. “We have a plan to optimise the fan control based on this data.”

In Sony's recently released PS5 teardown video, it was revealed that the next generation system has a double-sided air intake fan to help cool the system as it heats up as it's being used.

There's also a temperature sensor inside the console, three in the main board to control fan speed and one in the APU itself. This of course will all be adjusted once Sony collects data and tweaks the fan speed according to each game's performance. The heavier the load, the louder the fan sound will be to compensate for the cool down."

It sounds like PS5 gamers could spend more time updating (or blocking) PlayStation 5 software updates than actually playing next-gen games... :unsure: let us know your thoughts in the PlayStation 5 Forums by commenting below. 🎙💬

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How hard is it for Sony to just make a temperature based fan curve? The console hardware is supposed to all be more or less the same. Test with different ambient temperatures and adjust the fan up based on rising APU temp. Temps get too high and the console shuts down. It's really not that complicated.