Teardown Confirms New PS5 CFI-1200 Series Model Has 6nm SoC
A teardown of the new PS5 CFI-1200 series model has confirmed that the console now comes with a more efficient 6nm SoC.
Based on the teardown, the chip that is at the heart of the new PS5 CFI-1200 model is based on the 6nm fabrication process. This should improve production and availability of the console in different parts of the world.
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PlayStation 5 New CFI-1200 Series Models Now Have 6nm Chips Teardown Confirms!
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The new SoC is cheaper to manufacture, hence cost effective, and will lead to more yield per wafer. As mentioned earlier, it’s also more efficient, and, therefore, less money will need to be spent on its heat sink and cooling system. The big question on everyone’s mind is whether this will result in the normalization of PS5 prices in regions where the console received a price hike. However, only time will tell whether that will be the case.
Previously, the console maker had made the decision to increase the recommended retail price (RRP) of PS5 in select markets across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), as well as Canada due to challenging economic conditions. There was no price increase announced for the the United States, however.
According to Sony Interactive Entertainment, this price increase was a necessity, given the current global economic environment and its impact on its business. The company’s top priority right now is to continue to improve the PlayStation 5 supply situation so that as many players as possible are able to purchase the current-gen console.
It had also been revealed by Hiroki Totoki, Executive Deputy President, CFO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, and Director of the Board of Sony Group Corporation, that PS5 hardware production has picked up pace since Q2 2022. Positive considerations include the fact that, as of the second quarter, there are less supply-side restrictions on PlayStation 5 hardware manufacturing, which is, in Totoki’s opinion, a significant gain. Moving forward, Sony aims to generate as many units as it possibly can.