Sony releases new PlayStation 4 model with model number “CUH-7200” – An even-quieter model with the figure of eight power connector that’s being slowly rolled out, starting with the RDR2 bundle!
Many PlayStation 4 Pro owners have shared a similar gripe about their console and this was the excessive noise the console made when under heavy load. To amend this problem, Sony released the CUH-7100 model last year; but now it’s released a new PS4 Pro model, with number CUH-7200, to reduce fan noise even further!
What does the PS4 Pro CUH-7200 bring along? Does it change anything?
The PlayStation 4 Pro model CUH-7200 is a pretty minor revision but it brings along an important improvement over previous PS4 Pro models.
This improvement is a reduction in fan noise by about ~6-7dB over the launch model and a few decibels over the CUH-7100 model. Other than that, this new PS4 Pro model also comes with the figure-of-8 power connector, like the CUH-711B model, which replaces the previous 2-pin PC-like power connector that original PS4 Pro models came with. This change brings it in line with other PS4 models, later PS3 models and the Xbox One X and S.
Other than these two changes, there doesn’t seem to be anything else and according to EuroGamer, thermals haven’t improved over the CUH-7100 model and remain worse than those of the original PS4 Pro model.
Should I get one? If so, how do I get it?
As this is a pretty minor update, the general recommendation is to not get one if you already own a working PlayStation 4 Pro. However, if you plan to upgrade your PlayStation 4 to a Pro model or want to buy a PlayStation 4 Pro for Christmas, then it may be a good idea to try to get your hands on this one.
Right now, the CUH-7200 model is only available as part of the recently released Red Dead Redemption 2 bundle on boxes bearing the number “CUH-7216B”. However, this will most likely change pretty soon as the revised console gets rolled out with new bundles or for individual purchase (not as a bundle).
To read more about this new PlayStation 4 Pro model, check out EuroGamer’s excellent review of it which goes into great depth about its thermal and acoustic performance!
EuroGamer’s review (source for this article): https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-playstation-4-pro-cuh-7200-review