Possible Wii U specs

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Possible Wii U Specs (Thanks to GoNintendo)




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Not much I can do in regards to not doing a blatant copy/paste so here it goes

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VG Leaks says they have received the Wii U specs from a anonymous source.


Hardware Features

Main Application Processor

PowerPC architecture.
Three cores (fully coherent).
3MB aggregate L2 Cache size.
core 0: 512 KB
core 1: 2048 KB
core 2: 512 KB
Write gatherer per core.
Locked (L1d) cache DMA per core.

Main Memory

Up to 3GB of main memory (CAT-DEVs only). Note: retail machine will have half devkit memory
Please note that the quantity of memory available from the Cafe SDK and Operating System may vary.
Graphics and Video


32MB high-bandwidth eDRAM, supports 720p 4x MSAA or 1080p rendering in a single pass.
HDMI and component video outputs.
Features

Modern unified shader architecture.

Unified shader architecture executes vertex, geometry, and pixel shaders
Multi-sample anti-aliasing (2, 4, or 8 samples per pixel)
Read from multi-sample surfaces in the shader
128-bit floating point HDR texture filtering
High resolution texture support (up to 8192 x 8192)
Indexed cube map arrays

8 render targets
Independent blend modes per render target
Pixel coverage sample masking
Hierarchical Z/stencil buffer
Early Z test and Fast Z Clear
Lossless Z & stencil compression
2x/4x/8x/16x high quality adaptive anisotropic filtering modes
sRGB filtering (gamma/degamma)
Tessellation unit
Stream out support
Compute shader support
GX2 is a 3D graphics API for the Nintendo Wii U system (also known as Cafe). The API is designed to be as efficient as GX(1) from the Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. Current features are modeled after OpenGL and the AMD r7xx series of graphics processors. Wii U’s graphics processor is referred to as GPU7.

Sound and Audio

Dedicated 120MHz audio DSP.
Support for 6 channel discrete uncompressed audio (via HDMI).
2 channel audio for the Cafe DRC controller.
Monaural audio for the Cafe Remote controller.

Networking

802.11 b/g/n Wifi.



Storage

2 x USB 2.0 host controllers x 2 ports each.
SDCard Slot.
Built-in Storage

512MB SLC NAND for System.
8GB MLC NAND for Applications.
Host PC Bridge

Extra

Dedicated Cafe-to-host PC bridge hardware.
Allows File System emulation by host PC.
Provides interface for debugger and logging to host PC.

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source according to GoNintendo...

http://www.vgleaks.com/world-premiere-wii-u-specs/
 
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They're real (target specs from last E3).

but......they are very vague and don't tell us much.
 

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Sorry if it does not help much. I just figured that this would be info that some tech buff would love to read and maybe reply to with some synopsis of what this means for the gaming experience. I still cant stop looking at my article picture :D Both the Black and white Wii-U look amazing. I want a white one when the system comes out! :yaywii:
 

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8GB nand this time around, that's nice. The Wii's was terrible. Hardly any space for anything on-board once I had OoT and Majora's Mask installed.
 

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8GB nand this time around, that's nice. The Wii's was terrible. Hardly any space for anything on-board once I had OoT and Majora's Mask installed.

agreed but once the emulators came along I stopped using Virtual console. "Super Mario Bros/ rom / 59KB" versus "Super Mario Bros / Virtual Console / damn near 8MB". NOT COOL Nintendo! :( In the end I saved a ton of space by abandoning Virtual Console for my old school games and even gained PS1 and better N64 support thanks to emulation.
 

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You might want to add a link to your source.

Otherwise, I'll wait for some official word from Nintendo on the system's specs.
 

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8GB nand this time around, that's nice. The Wii's was terrible. Hardly any space for anything on-board once I had OoT and Majora's Mask installed.

agreed but once the emulators came along I stopped using Virtual console. "Super Mario Bros/ rom / 59KB" versus "Super Mario Bros / Virtual Console / damn near 8MB". NOT COOL Nintendo! :( In the end I saved a ton of space by abandoning Virtual Console for my old school games and even gained PS1 and better N64 support thanks to emulation.

GameROM vs GameROM + emulator + digitalized manuals + whatever else they included. That is why VC games were so big. Plus, their emulator is guarenteed to play the game it accompanies.
 

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8GB nand this time around, that's nice. The Wii's was terrible. Hardly any space for anything on-board once I had OoT and Majora's Mask installed.

agreed but once the emulators came along I stopped using Virtual console. "Super Mario Bros/ rom / 59KB" versus "Super Mario Bros / Virtual Console / damn near 8MB". NOT COOL Nintendo! :( In the end I saved a ton of space by abandoning Virtual Console for my old school games and even gained PS1 and better N64 support thanks to emulation.

GameROM vs GameROM + emulator + digitalized manuals + whatever else they included. That is why VC games were so big. Plus, their emulator is guarenteed to play the game it accompanies.
Not to mention that it's legal. I know a lot of people say that you can't prove that, but 9 times out of 9.1, they just downloaded them off of some site.
 

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8GB nand this time around, that's nice. The Wii's was terrible. Hardly any space for anything on-board once I had OoT and Majora's Mask installed.

agreed but once the emulators came along I stopped using Virtual console. "Super Mario Bros/ rom / 59KB" versus "Super Mario Bros / Virtual Console / damn near 8MB". NOT COOL Nintendo! :( In the end I saved a ton of space by abandoning Virtual Console for my old school games and even gained PS1 and better N64 support thanks to emulation.

GameROM vs GameROM + emulator + digitalized manuals + whatever else they included. That is why VC games were so big. Plus, their emulator is guarenteed to play the game it accompanies.

I know what's in a VC Wad I was just making the point that the VC wad is a waste of time for me since I dont need a HTML instruction manual.
 

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It's easy to tell these specs are legit, because they're very similar to the gamecube/wii hardware:
- PowerPC CPU with locked cache/DMA engine and write-gather pipe
- Devkit has twice as much memory as retail hardware (standard for nintendo)
- Graphics hardware has recognizable features from gamecube/wii (early Z test, buffer compression)
- Same dedicated DSP chip, although it's clocked faster (120Mhz vs 80Mhz). Required for BC
- Networking and Storage are basically the same as the wii
It's really not awesome hardware, they're just playing catch-up to the PS3.
 
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If its true it means shit to me!

I'm one of those who when getting a new graphic card, has to go on Youtube to see it actually playing a game. Show something that will impressive us, what happened to the Retro Studios title? Perhaps its nowhere near ready to show in demo form but those guys got great results from GC & Wii so I think what they have would be a great indicator.

Nintendo didn't really show anything that could look like its pushing much though a couple of titles did show that a lot can happen on the screen.
 

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It's easy to tell these specs are legit, because they're very similar to the gamecube/wii hardware:
- PowerPC CPU with locked cache/DMA engine and write-gather pipe
- Devkit has twice as much memory as retail hardware (standard for nintendo)
- Graphics hardware has recognizable features from gamecube/wii (early Z test, buffer compression)
- Same dedicated DSP chip, although it's clocked faster (120Mhz vs 80Mhz). Required for BC
- Networking and Storage are basically the same as the wii
It's really not awesome hardware, they're just playing catch-up to the PS3.
Unless you are really some expert or a worker of Nintendo, I'll take this lightly.
 

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The official press release from Nintendo says fuck all, although it seems pretty much the same as what's here v:

CPU: IBM PowerⓇ-based multi-core processor.

GPU: AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU.

Storage
: Wii U uses an internal flash memory. It also supports SD memory cards and external
USB storage.

Media: Wii U and Wii optical discs.

Video Output: Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii
D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.

Audio Output: Uses six-channel PCM linear output via HDMI™
connector, or analog output via the AV Multi Out connector.

Networking: Wii U can access the Internet via wireless (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) connection. The
console features four USB 2.
 

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Unless you are really some expert or a worker of Nintendo, I'll take this lightly.
Considering I know the wii inside and out so well that people have actually suspected me of working for Nintendo, you can probably take it seriously. I'm not just a noob who posts in the news section for attention.
 
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Unless you are really some expert or a worker of Nintendo, I'll take this lightly.
Considering I know the wii inside and out so well that people have actually suspected me of working for Nintendo, you can probably take it seriously. I'm not just a noob who posts in the news section for attention.
Cool, then you'd know by RAM and Edram alone it's more capable then PS3. From this vague information you really can't draw an conclusion whether you know the Wii inside out or not is rather futile.
 
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