The PS5 uses much less power than the PS4 Pro

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Good news for the environment and your electricity bill: The PlayStation 4 Pro, the immediate predecessor of the PlayStation 5, is far more energy efficient. According to the analysis published by Eurogamenet, compared to the 5W of the PS4 Pro, the next Zen system uses as little as 1.3W while in rest mode with all the features enabled.

When you download a game in the background it goes up to 36W, but Sony’s mid-genre refresh did up to 50W in the same situation. This is a consistent theme: the PS5 in the main menu uses 47W compared to 63W in the PS4 Pro, and while the rear compatible title plays like a tomb rider’s shadow, it posts 107W compared to 147W.

In fact, when running next-gen games, the new console will appear to use more power than its last-gen counterpart appears Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has reached 203W in its heyday, for example, where the God of War PS4 Pro is about Register the same load at 177W. It’s not a comparatively similar comparison, but it gives you a rough idea.

Overall, we are quite happy with the functionality of the PS5. Sony has precisely cut operational overheads in all the right areas and you will end up consuming some more energy when you play the next gen games, but it is good to know that passive features like rest mode are now much more conservative with their power draw.

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