It is apparently not fairly Xbox One X quiet, nevertheless it's shut.
This new mannequin runs a couple of decibels quieter than a beforehand up to date model Sony launched in 2017, which itself ran a number of decibels quieter than the unique 2016 mannequin.
In testing the brand new mannequin whereas enjoying God of War, Digital Foundry measured a two or three-decibel discount (relying on whether or not measuring from the highest or rear of the console) from final yr's mannequin. That makes for a six-to-seven-decibel noise discount from the launch mannequin.
The discount apparently comes from a brand new sort of energy provide. This new provide makes use of the usual figure-eight-style enter that is additionally used within the PlayStation four Slim, Xbox One, and Xbox One X. Older PlayStation four Execs used a three-prong connector for his or her energy provides.
Microsoft's Xbox One X continues to be stated to run quieter than this new PlayStation four Professional mannequin, however Sony is tightening the hole. Digital Foundry was even prepared to dub the brand new Professional mannequin "a discreet front room console."
Shoppers can determine the brand new model by wanting on the entrance of the¬†packaging for the CUH-7200 mannequin quantity earlier than shopping for. Final yr's up to date PS4 Execs have CUH-7100 printed on their packaging. Within the U.Okay., no less than, Digital Foundry believes CUH-7200s are solely being distributed as a part of the Pink Lifeless Redemption 2 bundle pack in the intervening time, however a full rollout is nearly sure to comply with quickly.
Final month, Sony introduced that the PlayStation four had surpassed 85 million sales. IGN just lately speculated that PlayStation four modifications like the power to switch PSN usernames could possibly be indications that Sony is setting the stage for the inevitable PlayStation 5.
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