New PS4 Model incoming, will have a 1TB Hard Drive, lower power consumption
Website Dualshockers found documents from the FCC that reveal a new hardware revision of the PS4 is in the works, with 2 new models announced.
New PS4 Models CUH-12XXA and CUH-12XXB
The new PS4 Models, named CUH-12XXA and CUH-12XXB will ship with 500GB and 1TB hard drives respectively. Former models have identifiers with patterns CUH-10XX and CUH-11XX.
a 1TB drive would be a welcome addition to the PS4, although you can already easily extend your PS4’s hard drive today. And for those who are into cool mods, the upcoming Niko Data Bank looks pretty nice.
The FCC documents also indicate that the new PS4s will ship with a new power unit, lowering power consumption from 250W to 230W. Arstechnica note that playing on a CPU intensive game on the current model can draw up to 150W (that’s 15 times more than your typical android TV box which uses 10W at most), and suggest that the new power supply could help lower these numbers.
Last but not least, it appears that the new PS4 will be lighter than the current model, at 2.5Kg instead of 2.8Kg.
Is this the PS4 Slim?
The tiny changes here, in particular the weight loss, should not lure you: this is not the PS4 Slim, and a release Date for the PS4 slim has yet to be announced. Typically, a “slim” revision of the hardware would mean a more dramatic change in the model numbers: we would expect the major model number to get an increase, i.e. CUH-20XX instead of CUH-12XX
This is the second minor revision for the PS4 hardware since the console launched. The previous one was revealed exactly a year ago, in June 2014. At that time, model numbers bumped from CUH-10XX to CUH-11XX, and the only update was for the wifi antenna.
source Dualshockers, thanks to GaryOPA!