- Jan 7, 2007
I don’t get it, how is the Xbox getting away with being SO much smaller? The physical size may be a deal breaker entirely for me.
the xbox sx design isnt especially good. if you look at the teardown video and airflow animation you can see that:Microsoft simply has a better cooling solution IMO. They took a bit of inspiration from the PC world with the way it channels air.
- the psu and optical disc drive block 1/3 of the square cross section.
- the central chassis holds motherboard and io board thus blocking another 1/3.
- the remaining 1/3 is open and feeds the heatsink, but is very long.
it only seems impressive because the corsair One has a similar shape/layout. but the One also has a giant water rad and mesh sides. the sexbox design is fine for its much lower power demands, but it doesnt come close to a pc.
the ps5 is a 120mm diameter centrifugal "blower" fan but is 45mm deep and double sided intake. the air ducting channels it through a wide finstack with a short depth. sony is running the apu hotter so they need the volume for airflow.