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New PS4 model is lighter, quieter and more capable

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The upcoming 1TB PS4 model is quieter and more energy efficient than previous iterations of the console.

That’s according to recent breakdowns that delve into the inner workings of the device.

A recent analysis by Pocket News, translated and then reported by Eurogamer, shows that model CUH-12000 comes fitted with a smaller, updated motherboard and reconfigured GDDR5 memory.

This new model features only eight memory modules, as opposed to the previous 16, making it considerably more energy efficient than older, smaller iterations of the console.

The main processor remains unchanged, however its placement is altered slightly, suggesting an internal change in the console. This change likely has no impact on performance on energy usage though.

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The so-called “Ultimate Player Edition” also comes fitted with a new Blu-ray drive design, a new HDMI controller and finally, a new power supply. Weighing in at 80 grams lighter than the previous one, this power supply also outputs even less energy.

The internal fan is also said to produce less noise this time around, though this is yet to be properly confirmed. Early PS4 models were renown for obnoxiously loud fans, so with any luck this issue has been addressed.

The new model is also 10% lighter, and the hard drive cover comes with a matte finish, instead of a glossy one. No more fingerprints!

Known as the “Ultimate Player Edition” in Europe, this new model will be available to purchase in “select Europe and PAL Territories” from July 15.

It will be available for £349.99 from most major retailers.

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