Sony‘s PS5 is a technical powerhouse, that much we know, and folk in China have found another use for the console besides gaming and watching 4K movies – mining. No, not actual mining – although that would be impressive – but crypto mining.
As reported by Gadgettendancy, the PS5’s innards are perfectly suitable for this task, but it’s only now that folk have actually been able get it to work. A screenshot doing the rounds online has confirmed that etherium mining has now been made possible on PS5, performing at 98.76 MH/s, with a 211 W power consumption.
The report notes that to achieve this there’s a large possibility that the console was hacked but also overlocked, as its ‘native’ performance should have been clocking in at 50 MH/s, which is the level of AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.
The PS5 was released in November 2020 in the US and UK, with Sony confirming recently that the console shipped 4.5 million units worldwide last year.
[Source – Gadgettendancy]