While PlayStation 4 Pro has been in nature for two years, it has recently undergone some small hardware improvements that change how high it is. According to a recent analysis by Digital Foundry, the noise reduction in the latest iteration of the console, currently only available as part of a Red Dead Redemption 2 bundle, is significantly clearer than the launch model.  We are all familiar with major hardware designer that happens a few years after a new console is launched. In 2016, three years after the original PS4 was released, the Sony PS4 Slim, a sophistication of the original and PS4 Pro, launched a steeper version that could make non-built 4K and HDR and improve loading times for any game. Recently, without any fanfare from Sony, the design of the PS4 Pro tweaked, resulting in the console's 7100 and 7200 series.
Everything comes down to heat. The PS4 is generally run hot. If you have a launch release like me, you've probably used an increasing amount of time over the past year, because it may explode while playing games like Spider-Man and Assassin's Creed Odyssey Assassin's Creed Odyssey ]. PS4 pros, but more powerful, can also be very high since the extra power consumption goes against better resolution, colors and other low performance improvements. What the Digital Foundry discovered with the latest 7200 series is that it actually goes even hotter because the fans are running slowly, thus giving less noise.
Using some of the more Graphic Intense Scenes from God of War as a comparison, they found out that the 7200 Series drove about five degrees warmer than 7000 launch models. At the same time, the newer PS4 Pro registered only 44 decibels when measured at the top of the console and 48 dB when measured directly behind the fan compared with 50 dB and 55 dB in the 7000 series respectively. Digital Foundry also pointed out that the 7200 Series maximum coverage did not spread as the 7000 version, and lived in an almost flat 170 watt instead. As a result, there was less of a tendency for coolers to race up and down very fast as a helicopter is preparing to take off.
Based on Digital Foundry's investigation, the 7200 Series does not achieve this with any significant hardware changes. While the 7200 power supply port has been updated, the cable with the water cable cable replaces the figure of eight ports used on the PS4 Slim, the real difference seems to be only in cooling fans that are now facing a higher temperature limit.
I'm not much of a hardware enthusiast, and I do not often find the number of teraflops in a console graphics chip, but small quality of life improvements such as noise reduction are something that always captures my attention. Another of five decibels can not sound like a big deal on paper, but as someone who never installed the fans in their game PC just, and have had to increase their voice to talk over a furious PS4, that's the kind of thing that will make me prioritize looking for the 7200 series, instead of settling for an older PS4 Pro.
Unfortunately, it is not clear when people will be able to get their hands out of existing Red Dead Redemption 2 bundles. With the holiday season approaching, it is possible that Sony will start sending them on their own. The company did not respond immediately to a request from Kotaku for comment on the matter. If you are in the market for a new PS4 Pro, be sure to keep the serial number in mind.