The PlayStation 4 doesn’t just look cool, but it also runs cool as well. Sony’s new little black parallelogram just passed FCC certification meaning it’s passed all the hurdles needed to launch in the US. As reported by Engadget, the FCC documents report the PlayStation 4’s dimensions, power supply AC 100-240V (50Hz/60Hz), an operating temperature of 5-35 degrees Celsius and a maximum clock frequency of 2.75GHz. Like some of you out there, this sails right over my head so let me put this into layman’s terms that are easier to follow.
- PlayStation 4 is faster than PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4 runs cooler than PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4 looks cooler than PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4 uses less power than PlayStation 3
Is that easy enough to understand? It was for me. I have the PlayStation 3 60GB launch console and it still runs fine. Though the console itself does not overheat, it does heat my room up when it’s on. Then there’s the loud fan that drowns out my games. The PlayStation 4 is both quieter and cooler and won’t turn my room into a sauna. The fact that the system runs faster and uses less power is just a natural evolution of technology. I don’t thing the PlayStation 4 would be as popular if it ran on the 386 architecture.