[FAKE] Wii U CPU and GPU speeds significantly increased after latest update

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  1. Walker D
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    I don't know how relevant this rumor can be, based on the source... by here it is anyways..

    A discussion from Neogaf (here), that got some traction on NintendoLife (here), pointed that the WiiU got a substantial performance increase after the latest update:

    Some say that this 800Mhz would put the WiiU in a position of "almost as powerful as PS4 is said to be"
    what do you think?


    And yeah ....keep your salt truck ready...
     


  2. Foxi4

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    If the clocks sigificantly increased, so did power consumption. This can be easily checked for validity.
     
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  3. Coto

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    that it's quite possible, some notes on the past gen Wii CPU(ibm) said the multiplier could be easily pumped 6x instead of 3x as the stock CPU on Wii is currently. (243*6=1458mhz vs 243*3=729mhz. The Wii U's clock per clock that is, but if SIMD isn't supporting lots of today's standards, means reinventing the wheel for most frameworks

    I say, Nintendo or IBM should work on shared libs to give support to today frameworks, so 3rd party devs won't need to go away
     
  4. trumpet-205

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    Simple to prove whether this rumor is true or false. Get a wattage meter and measure its power draw before and after. You cannot increase clock speed so much without increasing power draw.

    Also more power draw means more heat, which I highly doubt Wii U is capable of dissipating that much heat.

    All in all, I'd say this is a false rumor.
     
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    1. While there is a huge performance boost after the latest update, I don't really buy this.
    2. Even though my Wii U was quite cool before the update, I just felt it and the temperature is almost the same now (that is, I can't tell much of a difference when it's on or off).
    3. It's not really about clock speed these days, it's about cache.
     
  7. Eerpow

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    False as the wattage remains unchanged. It's still possible as it's incredibly underclocked only using below 50% of the potential power consumption plus that we know that it's capable of overclocking too, a higher clock and more RAM access is almost guaranteed to come in the future, but never as much as this claims though.
    They've already reclocked the 3DS, unlocking cores and whatnot, improving the system through updated SDK's and system updates is common practice in the industry, PS3 has seen similar updates.
     
  8. JoostinOnline

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    Did you test it then?
     
  9. Eerpow

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    Others have. Read this rumor earlier today and yes, people did test it.
     
  10. JoostinOnline

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    Source please?
     
  11. trumpet-205

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    Not possible. Underclock means decreased power consumption.

    So even if you underclock Wii U there will still be a difference in power consumption.
     
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    He didn't say it was possible without a power consumption change.
     
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  13. Walker D
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    Could the voltage be left intentionally high at launch, as a precaution measure, just in case a correction in the way WiiU works was needed?
     
  14. Eerpow

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    I never said there wouldn't be a difference in power consumption.
    The Wii U currently uses below 50% of the PSU, the CPU is already underclocked but it's capable of overclocking. It's likely a boost could happen in the future. Not to this degree but still.

    Source? I read it on neogaf, just google Wii U update clock speed and you should be able to find it.
     
  15. trumpet-205

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    Voltage can be fixed, but current is directly related to clock speed. High clock speed means high amperage.

    Wattage (power consumption) = voltage x current.
     
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  16. RedCoreZero

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    GREAT!

    All we need is more ram for 3DS.
     
  17. Eerpow

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    For what?
    And if you read the discussion you would know it's false news anyways.
     
  18. lismati

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    Yes.
    Guys, the Wii U clockspeed TV tropes poster is full of it. It's all utter BS.

    -marcan, on Twitter[
     
  19. Rizsparky

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    Ram? lolwut

    On topic, this is probably feasible but PS4 level? Yeah....
     
  20. Walker D
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    yup ... seems like the rumor is down..

    also: "The TVTropes article also has other nonsense in it, like the claim that it's 64bit (it isn't). - marcan, twitter"
     
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