Quieter PS4Pro model stealth released

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  1. Shifty Geezer

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    Interesting. I certainly don't have complaints about mine that came with the package, showing CUH-7215B.
     
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    Seems like better thermal design.
     
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    I appreciate their effort but I seriously doubt their methodology, considering they have no idea how to operate an SPL meter.

    Maybe sony readjusted the crazy target profile (interesting idea but it ended up too exponential for some reason), or maybe it hints foxcon solved their alledged inconsistent thermal paste? Mine is relatively quiet (pro-enhanced games are a bit louder than my PS4, but quieter than my PS3-Slim). All of them were dismantled a few times and thermal paste reapplied, so they're not representative samples.
     
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    Maybe that's why there's been shortages in certain territories, waiting for the new revision.
     
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    Should wait until enough customers report their subjective impression, since it was obviously inconsistent when the pro launched. We don't know if eurogamer just happened to have a good one, or if it's really an improvement from that model, Q/A, or design, or otherwise.
     
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    It's invariably the thermal paste at fault so unless you have a faulty PSU, your PS4 is in a hot ambient environment or it's just full of dust/cat hair, applying new thermal paste more carefully than they did at assembly will make it whisper quiet. :yep2:

    Also interesting to see Sony go with the unearthed C8 connector in the UK/EU.
     
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    CUH 72xx are the newest ones. Enjoy your quiet Pro.
     
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    The temperature of the air outlet being higher indicates they might have improved the thermal profile (the hotter the air, the less air volume is require to carry the same number of watts). Still this would be the exact same observed effect with a better applied thermal paste. Hotter heatsink for the same die temp target. So we can't tell which one it is.
     
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    I certainly could use a quieter Pro, my launch unit is a jet engine.
     
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    My launch unit is a jet engine at times but my launch pro is really quiet.
     
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    More efficient at expelling the heat maybe? Real shame the 500 million edition wasn't based off 72XX
     
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    I don't think the bigger plug was earthed...I think it was just more meaty as a lead & plug.
     
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    The launch pro had a 310w universal power supply, and C8 is 250w maximum in some regions. So the new one probably have 250w psu specs.
     
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    Yes, I was just saying the launch pro kettle lead (C14?) wasn't earthed either.
     
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    Yeah I actually meant launch Pro, although my original launch unit was very noisy as well, slightly quieter than the current Pro though.
     
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    All of the three-pin 'kettle lead'-style connectors (C5, C13, C15/a, C19 and C21) are earthed. This is the only reason to use a three pin connector over the two-pin C8 connector they've moved too. :yep2:
     
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    Okay it looks like the launch pro was a C17/C18 two pin.
     
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    That is a very weird choice.
     

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