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I fully admit I'm an impatient person, but I'm really starting to get a little annoyed. Not at you guys, but at those who should be in the know (Sony & Playstation experts) who STILL cannot give me an answer on when we are seeing these being release in North America.


Japan got it June 15th and Europe is getting it July 15th. Why can't anyone answer a simple question that they have to know by now and say when we are getting these?
Because the manufacturer (Sony) and the retailers (Walmart, Gamestop, Amazon, Best But, etc) like to sell as much of the consoles already in the sales channel and in stock as possible prior to introducing a new SKU. It's annoying but rational on their part to limit release date information until absolutely necessary.
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Because the manufacturer (Sony) and the retailers (Walmart, Gamestop, Amazon, Best But, etc) like to sell as much of the consoles already in the sales channel and in stock as possible prior to introducing a new SKU. It's annoying but rational on their part to limit release date information until absolutely necessary.

I am really going to be pissed if because of this they don't let us have it until the holidays. I already have a few pre-orders coming (1 next week, 1 in Sept., and 1 in Oct.) and my new hard drive on the way because I was under the impression that we were getting it soon (within a month). I'm not going to buy an "old" system now so I'm stuck in a waiting pattern.

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I am really going to be pissed if because of this they don't let us have it until the holidays. I already have a few pre-orders coming (1 next week, 1 in Sept., and 1 in Oct.) and my new hard drive on the way because I was under the impression that we were getting it soon (within a month). I'm not going to buy an "old" system now so I'm stuck in a waiting pattern.
If there was a die shrink I would be excited. But these are only incremental improvements. With a die shrink there would be much lower power usage. When that happens I will pick up a second PS4. The changes they made are really nothing to get excited about.

The only thing I see that could make a nice difference is if they changed the BD drive. Because the current one is way to loud when playing a BD. Every PS4 I've seen has sounded the same with a BD in the drive.

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The only thing I see that could make a nice difference is if they changed the BD drive. Because the current one is way to loud when playing a BD. Every PS4 I've seen has sounded the same with a BD in the drive.

According to the article there is a change to the Blu-ray drive. What that change is exactly, I have no idea.
I'm most interested in the lower power and possibly quieter fan on these new models.
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The new PS4 model has been remodelled, with the removal of the glossy plastics and the re-arrangement of the rear ports being just the tip of the iceberg. But that's on the outside. In the inside, however, Sony has fitted the revamped model with a new, smaller motherboard with its own set of changes.


Sony has applied considerable tweaks to earlier GDDR5 memory set-up, with major reconfigurations on offer. While the earlier PS4 model used a significant 16 memory modules to complement the 8GB support, the new CUH-1200 uses double-density Samsung modules to bring down the count to just eight, meaning reduced power consumption.


The primary processor in the new PS4 is still a 28nm chip, although there is a sort of change in design, but with similar physical dimensions. While Sony may have employed a more power efficient version of the 28nm process, it could still be the same chip at the core of it all.

The updated CUH-1200 model still harbours the usual 5400rpm HGST Z5K500 hard drive, although other areas have been subjected to notable changes. There's now a less-complicated Blu-ray drive design, with minor changes made to component arrangement with the replacement of some of the chips – for instance, the introduction of the Panasonic HDMI controller.

Small yet equally effective changes have also been made to the cooling assemblies all through the unit, although the main fan still remains the same. However, there's a new power supply at the helm of it, and it's 80g lighter and has a lower output, improving the power efficiency further.

According to reports circulating out of Japan for the new CUH-1200 model, the upgraded console's standby power is said to be anything from 30 to 50% lower than the launch unit, with as much as 11% more efficient main menu.

As far as power consumption during actual gameplay session is concerned, while the original launch unit drew 148.6W, the new CUH-1200 model cuts that down to an impressive 122W, showing an 18% drop and bringing down the power consumption to the same level as an Xbox One.

As far as overall fan-noise is concerned, this has been a burning issue for all those who currently own a PS4. But for the new CUH-1200 model, expect less noise out of the console's fan, thanks to the 18% drop in power consumption, with less heat generation, that we mentioned earlier.
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/sony-playst...upgrade-638373
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