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Watch Our Exclusive Teardown of the PlayStation 4

You can’t have a PlayStation 4 until the middle of November. But you can take a peek inside.

In the video above, Sony engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori tears down the PS4, Sony’s effort to reclaim its spot at the top of the home gaming world. In the world of consumer computing — and game consoles in particular — the teardown is a coming-out party of sorts, and this needed the full treatment, including two cameras and an interpreter to translate Ootori’s commentary into English. (PS4, Tech)

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Xwow2008  +   484d ago
Finally we gonna see what is inside this beast of a machine :)

Edit: just finished watching the video...An engineering masterpiece.
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Stsonic  +   484d ago
I can't think of many companies that would show you how to open their hardware let alone before launch. This is one reason I love Sony they make it very easy to open their equipment.

@Eonjay I only see one fan? he states it is 85mm which is small for a fan. The smaller the fan the more noise (usually) BUT with the processor only clocked at 1.6ghz paired with efficient voltage control I am sure the thing is near silent.
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Eonjay  +   484d ago
Love the 16 modules of 512MB GDDR5 memory. This machine was amazingly designed.

Also, looking at the size of those fans, and heat-sinks... I think its safe to say that this thing won't be overheating on anyone.
Thevariance  +   484d ago
After seeing the space that the power supply occupies, I can't help but wonder what is in the XBOX that makes it that large.
mewhy32  +   484d ago
Wow. what an ingenious design. Simple, powerful, no powerbrick. Awesome.
HelpfulGamer  +   484d ago
That PS4 APU is Huge! :D
johndoe11211  +   484d ago
@Thevariance

Not only that, what completely baffles me after watching this video is how the heck is sony able to fit all that tech in such a small case and be 30% smaller, 50% more powerful and $100 cheaper than the xbox one????

What the heck does sony know that microsoft doesn't?
Moz  +   484d ago
It's quite a deep fan so should be ok. They've also got things in the right order blowing the air through the main heat sink and then the power supply.

The only concern re the over heating that has been hinted at is that spec sheet shows an operating temp of 5 - 35 degree (for anyone who still confused by this that's the range of room temps it can operate in not the CPU temp) which seems a little low, so you definitely don't want to have this in a confined space. And summer time in countries with a warm climate could be interesting. But in most situations it should be fine.
pyramidshead  +   484d ago
if there's one area where Sony knows their sh!t, it's console hardware design.

Looks like the PS4 is no exception.

Can't wait to see later iterations of it. The slim versions will be interesting to see :P
ZodTheRipper  +   484d ago
^No surprise after 4 console generations and hundreds of different models and prototypes :D

It's really a technical masterpiece and everyone responsible for it can be proud of that.
AliTheSnake1  +   484d ago
Dat ass
Guwapo77  +   484d ago
I agree. One hell of a machine.

Now what I need are reviews of various HDD/SDDs to see if there any difference in load speeds. I want to upgrade my computer SDD to the Samsung EVO drives and drop a Pro in the PS4. If it's worth it ofcourse. 20-30% load increases are worth it imo.
phoenix_dusk  +   484d ago
Does this post needs an NSFW warning? :P
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majiebeast  +   484d ago
Yeah its console porn.
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Wizziokid  +   484d ago
What a machine
obliteratorx1  +   484d ago
Amazing design. Awesome. This is how you design a beast of a console. Hats off to Sony.
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quarkist  +   484d ago
Oh boy, it is lovely to watch all the real hardware inside :-). I like the fact that the power supply is built in, and elegant cooling system. Five stars!
Themba76  +   484d ago
very interesting fan design.
Destrania  +   484d ago
Awesome gif.
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MasterCornholio  +   484d ago
http://www.wired.com/images...

Just for comparison purposes.

Nexus 7 2013
carmelo43  +   484d ago
I am blown away, how is it Sony can make a small system Eith ease and ms Xbox is so big with no enternal power supply someone answer me that
Dehnus  +   484d ago
@Carmelo:
It is because MS is very carefull this round regarding heating problems.

Personally however I prefer the PSU to be outside. Mostly as I live in an area with a retarded power company. Every so often they have a spike and blow out fuses by accident. I have gone through several surge protectors and even a computer PSU behind a surge protector in a few years.

If the external PSU fries on a console, I only have to send that one back to the company and get a new one. Where with internal I have to send the whole thing back. Really annoying.

But that is a personal preference and mostly the fault of the company that maintains the electricity net around here.
kingPoS  +   483d ago
Banderas Alert!
http://i.minus.com/ibijSMBU...

Gateway MT6706 2008
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DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   484d ago
the cover over the hard drive, does it just snap on and off or is held in place by screws?
sigfredod  +   484d ago
Snap
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   484d ago
Thanks...
Destrania  +   484d ago
Very well designed. Fantastic.
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PR_FROM_OHIO  +   484d ago
A MasterPiece!!! Just 7 more days!!!!!
sigfredod  +   484d ago
OMG i never think i can be aroused by a teardown video, Sony is genius to make hardware, the desing is top nontch even inside
sullenger  +   484d ago
I think i just felt my dick move. lmfao
ruefrak  +   484d ago
This got me thinking, why does nobody every bring up the fact that only the PS4 has optical audio out? This is one of the details that came out at E3 and was in the news for all of 10 minutes before things moved on. But with all the debate over resolution and frame rate and everything else, the XB1 doesn't have an optical audio out option. You're stuck with HDMI.
Also, it makes me wonder how Microsoft couldn't have fit the power supply into the unit. Maybe the XB1 was designed in Texas where everything has to be bigger (it's the law).
svoulis  +   484d ago
XO does have Optical out. And I agree how is the box so big but can't fit a PSU internally.

http://2eq9hztv2wc1k6odx469...
ruefrak  +   484d ago
Thanks. I was thinking of the redesigned Xbox 360 the eliminated the optical port. My mistake.
svoulis  +   484d ago
@Ruefrak

Thats the issue, they didn't talk about it, and the reason most Xbox 360 Headsets don't work simply because the consoles doesn't have AV out (just like PS4) but you could in fact use a headset, if you have a pre-amp.
kingPoS  +   483d ago
I think you the newly redesigned Xbox 360; That one lacks the s/pdif that many take for granted.
svoulis  +   484d ago
So, after seeing this video it looks like you can fit a 2TB drive in the unit

http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

Here's hoping
Lord Maim  +   484d ago
From what I've heard, you can fit a 12.5mm tall drive in the enclosure, which is more than the 9.5mm they quoted, but that's still far less than the 15mm that you linked. Even still, I'm not taking that for granted until I can actually break mine open and verify that's the case.
svoulis  +   484d ago
Yea I got the 1.5TB 9.5mm drive ordered already. Hoping it will be enough for now.

http://tinyurl.com/lf8mhyg

I as going to go with a 1TB Hybrid but don't know if that would make a substantial speed difference.
Lord Maim  +   484d ago
@svoulis: That's exactly the one I have on the shelf waiting for next Friday. :)
kingPoS  +   483d ago
I believe you have the wrong idea. One does not simply use a WD green for gaming. After all - blue & black complement the PS4's color scheme more so than green.

Gateway MT6706 2008
ballsohard2013  +   484d ago
Interesting. There is only one fan and it is super small. I'm guessing the heat sink is the savior in this machine. Cause doesn't look like there is an emphasis on airflow. Supposedly that is the reason X1 is so large... as it was made to with a emphasis on cooling system.

Super small casing on Ps4... im curious on how this will play out.
first1NFANTRY  +   484d ago
One word "ingenious"
GirlOnFire  +   484d ago
Is there an YouTube link? I'm on mobile...please thanks. ^~^
MYSTERIO360  +   484d ago
Very informative vid abit disappointed though that the cpus clock wasn't mentioned
JuniorCE  +   484d ago
I've never thought I would say this... The PS4 is a beautiful machine outside and inside lol Sexy...
PirateKing  +   484d ago
Here is a youtube link. A Masterpiece.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
newsguy  +   484d ago
integrated graphics!

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