Sony Rolls Out a Quieter PS4 Pro | News & Opinion
The new PS4 Pro CUH-7200 reduces noise output considerably compared to the launch model and changes the power supply complete with a figure-eight input just like the PS4 Slim. Finding this new model could be tough, though, unless you're willing to buy a bundle.
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We've reached a point in the PS4's lifecycle where launch units may be looking a little worse for wear and there's enough games with support for 4K visuals that a PS4 Pro looks tempting. So it's fitting that Sony released a new model of the PS4 Pro just in time for the holidays. Securing one may prove difficult, though.
Back in July, Sony quietly rolled out a new PS4 Slim model that didn't seem to change much. Sony didn't talk much about that new model, and it's doing the same for this PS4 Pro refresh. Only, gamers should take notice as PS4 Pro model CUH-7200 is a lot quieter than previous iterations.
As Eurogamer reports, the last time Sony tweaked the internals of the PS4 Pro was when the limited edition model launched to celebrate 500 million PlayStation consoles sold. That was model CUH-7100 and it reduced the noise emitted from the console to 47 decibels compared to the launch model's 50 decibels. The CUH-7200 improves that again by reducing the noise to just 44 decibels. The Xbox One X remains quieter, but the CUH-7200 is now quiet enough to not be noticed.
Other than being a quieter machine, the only other noticeable difference on this new PS4 Pro is a change of power supply connection. It now uses a figure-eight input, which matches that of the PS4 Slim. However, power draw remains the same at around 170 watts under load.
Overall, the CUH-7200 is the same PS4 Pro, but quieter, and that's very welcome if you've experienced just how noisy the launch models are. If that's enough to convince you to go out and buy one, good luck! For now, it seems the only way to guarantee getting a CUH-7200 in the box is to purchase the PS4 Pro Red Dead Redemption 2 Bundle. Other than that, there's a lot of old stock still in the retail chain and therefore you need to walk into a store and ask for the model to be checked before buying.