Sony’s PS5 packs quite a punch under the hood in terms of raw processing power, but the good news is the console consumes far less power than its predecessor, the PS4 Pro.
PS5 Is More Energy Efficient Than PS4 Pro
A new report by Eurogamer has found that the PS5 utilises as little as 1.3W when stationed in Rest Mode with all features enabled, whereas the PS4 Pro clocks in at 5W. Downloading a game in the background will see power consumption rise to 36W, although that’s still less than PS4 Pro, which consumed 50W.
Meanwhile, the PS5 and PS4 Pro eat up 47W and 63W when on the main menu, respectively, while playing a backwards compatibility game (in this case Shadow of the Tomb Raider) consumes 107W on PS5 and 147W on PS4 Pro.
The only instance when the PS5 really starts to gobble a lot of power is when it’s running new software such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which reached as much as 203W. On the flip side, PS4 Pro clocked in at 177W during God of War.
[Source – Eurogamer]