New PS4 Model CUH-1200 Performance Tests Confirm Less Power Consumption – Old vs New Model Differences Detailed

Fahad Arif
Posted 1 year ago

Last week, Sony revealed PlayStation 4 1TB Ultimate Player Edition for UK release, and shortly after, we got to know of an updated version of its eighth generation home console that comes with slight technological improvements and consumes less power compared to the standard model. The new PS4 model with product code CUH-1200 was released for purchase a few days ago in Japan, and first videos and images have finally started to appear on the internet, giving us a glimpse at how the new variant differs from the previous version of the console.

Physical and Technical Differences Between New PS4 1TB Model CUH-1200 and Older 500GB Model Detailed

The new lighter, more power efficient variant of Sony’s flagship video game console comes with a matte finish on its hard drive cover instead of the glossy one that sits on previous models i.e. CUH-1100 and CUH-1000. But that is not all, there are physical as well as technical differences, as explained by Twitter user Marine, who tweeted screenshots of the new console sitting next to the older model, detailing the differences between both.

Among other minor changes, the new PS4 model CUH-1200 weighs 10 percent lighter than the previous 500GB model, and uses 8 percent less power, which means the rated power consumption of the new model is 230W instead of 250W. However the real power consumption of the new console has reportedly been reduced by 18 percent from 148.6W to 122W. Performance test shared below shows how much power do all the three PS4 models consume while performing different tasks, you can check it out for yourself below.

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Following are the details and screenshots shared by Marine, showing the physical differences between new PS4 model CUH-1200 and the older model, and explaining the technical differences including less noise and power consumption.

“CUH-1200 has arrived. The difference in appearance is the matte HDD bat cover, the power and eject buttons changed to mechanical from the former electrostatic capacitor type. The LED is unconfirmed because I still didn’t power it up. It’s 10% lighter, and it does indeed feel lighter.”

“I immediately changed the HDD bay cover, because it was compatible with those of the previous model.”

“CUH-1200: The position of the ports in the back has changed. The number of screws hidden by the warranty voiding seal have also been reduced from four to two.”


“There’s an obvious difference if you remove the HDD bay cover. The size of the board is smaller.”

“The rated powerr consumption of the new PS4 has been reduced by 8% from 250W to 230W. The real power consumption has actually been reduced by 18% from 148.6W to 122W, measured in Dragon Quest Heroes. I’ll try Tomb Raider later, as it seems to have a higher power consumption.”

“Standby power consumption while downloading is 58W, because it’s not performed by the secondary processor, but by the APU as usual.”

“I used a smartphone noise measurement application to compare. I compared 15 minutes up to high load. While the CUH-1200 is quieter than the other models, the fan kicks to high speed faster”

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In addition to all the details above, we also have the first unboxing video and short review of the new PS4 model CUH-1200, courtesy of YouTube user AIRBORNE072167. You can check it out below.




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