PlayStation 4 Teardown (iFixit)

iFixit writes:

"After seven long years, the Sony PlayStation finally gets a 4 on the box. Join iFixit as we tear it open and see what changed—and if it was worth the wait."

MasterCornholio3874d ago (Edited 3874d ago )

Cool the secondary chip has 2GB DDR3.


Edit: I didnt know.

Im sorry.


dodo1013874d ago

That's Gigabit so it's 256 Megabyte

HighResHero3874d ago (Edited 3874d ago )

You should be sorry. How dare you....

Anyway this article is right up my alley. Very cool.

Excellent teardown so far. I'll have to check the whole thing out in detail later today.

wantedboys3874d ago

can someone explain to me what is Samsung K4B2G1646E-BCK0 2Gb DDR3 SDRAM for?

dodo1013874d ago (Edited 3874d ago )

Probably just background processing

kneon3874d ago

It's most likely for the secondary processor

SCEI CXD90025G Secondary/Low Power Processor for Network Tasks

It's kind of funny how the secondary processor has as much RAM as the current gen consoles have in total.

joeorc3874d ago (Edited 3874d ago )


SCEI CXD90025G Secondary/Low Power Processor for Network Tasks

Umm people that is the SOC! see look at this:


Notice the SOC's product Number


Replace the T at the end with a letter S on google search!


notice that lists

DG1000FGF84HS is an OEM/tray SoC

1600 MHz

Now put the T back on the end and do a google search again...grin

yep that's right the PS4's SOC is higher clock than 1.6 GHz!

its a Stacked SOC when chipworks does its's X-ray of the SOC just like they did for the PSVita we will be able to see how many layer's it will have.

kneon3874d ago

The soc is the SCEI CXD90026G, the large chip surrounded by all the GDDR5.

Lulz_Boat3874d ago

streaming and recording is available regards devs decision (except that they can block some scenes to be recordered).

This mean that it use dedicated resources. Maybe is this 256mb chip?

kingPoS3874d ago

Background downloading, apps, Gaikai; who knows what else it can be used for.

Gateway MT6706 2008

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SpinalRemains1383874d ago

Very easy to open and properly clean periodically.

Great job, SONY

Tzuno3874d ago

They laugh at Ms about the external power brick and theirs is inside to make things even hotter. LOL what a "smart" design, power brick in front of the radiator that dissipates heat when that area should have been free to let the hot air out more easily.

MasterCornholio3874d ago

Having an external power supply didnt stop the original XBOX 360 from overheating at launch.

Look Sony is better at hardware than Microsoft is. Its just something you have to deal with. Just like Microsoft is better at software then Sony which is something that PS fans have to deal with as well.

pyramidshead3874d ago

lol damn, you burned him good in this hot situation. Bubbs+

T23874d ago

hahahahhahaha! I'm still laughing!

juaburg3874d ago

What if ur internal power brick stops working? Cant easily buy a new one like last gen? Not trolling, posing a legit question as im not a tech-savy guy.

joeorc3874d ago


"Not trolling, posing a legit question as im not a tech-savy guy."

well consider this fact:

iFixit gave it eight out of 10.All things considered, that's an excellent mark, which the teardown site chalked up to the absence of adhesives and a non-proprietary, user-replaceable hard drive. Security screws and tamper seals put a slight damper on things, but the biggest markdown came from a sharp mid-plane which resulted in a cut finger. Naturally, the site included a pic of said wound, adding that "we wear our repair scars with pride."



that's the housing for the power supply..its a one single board, you would be able to pull it quick and replace it pretty easy..

see they even open it up to show the power supply


as replacement parts are made it would be pretty easy to get a replacement for the Power supply. yes that would void the Warranty, but its pretty easy to replace and fix it.

juaburg3874d ago

Thanks for the reply man :) Appreciate it a lot. Now i also know whats what.

joeorc3874d ago


your very welcome, no problem there is even a barcode on that power supply which shows that its going to be able to be replaced pretty quick if need be by their parts department.


Sony Rewards Program Is Coming To An End on Dec. 31, 2024

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it is ending the Sony Rewards program on December 31, 2024, and as a result that date will be the last time possible to redeem points and access your account.

helicoptergirl4d ago

This is a shame. I've been using it since the start. It had a few problems and issues but overall I did end up saving a little bit over 60 dollars using this program. There was probably not enough people using it.

Cacabunga4d ago

Is it playstation stars?? I really never understood it. I am still level 1

PS_HCT3d ago

This is not playstation stars. Sony Rewards is a US rewards program linked to a visa credit card.

darthv724d ago

I just checked... I have 144 points at the moment. Not even enough to get a $5 PS card. I can get a $1 digital gift card to Target or home Depot though.

blackblades3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

I thought they were been done with this, I redeem some good stuff with this in the past. Wonder how much i got its been awhile

OtterX4d ago

I've gotten so many free games throughout the years w this program, this sucks. I've been with it since the beginning.

I just run a majority of my needed purchases through it and pay it off immediately instead of using cash or debit. The most recent was on Tuesday I got a $10 dlc free. It was great as long you're not borrowing out large amounts of money that you don't have.

ChasterMies4d ago

Realistically, those weren’t free games. You could have used another cards rewards points or bought Sony products on sale and then used the savings to buy PlayStation games.