We’ve been hearing about some overheating issues with the PlayStation 4, what some refer to as “red light of death”, which is apparently caused by some thermal paste that was incorrectly applied to the cooling solution.
The guys over at Planet Extech took a $6,000 FLIR E8 thermal camera and pointed it at the PlayStation 4 from various angles. They took thermal images of the PlayStation 4 from various angles and under various situations, and found out just how hot the console gets.
According to their reports, the console gets hotter if it lies down, as opposed to standing on its side. At its hottest, the PlayStation 4 hit a temperature of 140 F (60C). And that temperature is for the vents that blow the hot air out of the console, so it’s likely that the AMD APU itself is a few degrees hotter than that.
What’s your experience with the PlayStation 4 so far? Does it get too hot to touch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.