(Rumour) Wii U has quad core 3GHz CPU, 768 MB/1GB of DRAM

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  1. heartgold
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    We know the Wii U is using IBM's Power7 chips because IBM comfirmed that some time ago, but what in the world.....768 MB of DRAM embedded with the CPU, is that even possible, let alone very very very expensive. o_o!!!

    They are testing two versions, the other has 1GB embedded dram.

    A rumour is a rumour so yeah, take it with a pitch of salt. =P

    http://wiiudaily.com...-768-mb-of-ram/
     


  2. soulx

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    >768 of eDRAM
    FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE
     
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    If this is true, then Nintendo will surely go with the cheaper RAM option.
     
  4. soulx

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    It should be obvious that these specs are a load of bullshit. I wouldn't be surprised if the WiiU Daily blog made it up to drive up traffic.
     
  5. KingVamp

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    Just base on the fact that this seem like to much of a info leak , I'm calling fake.
     
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    Even if it's not fake, Nintendo said they'll show the "final" Wii U at e3, so those specs are not final.
     
  7. heartgold
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    Not really, over on Neogaf, they have a good insight of the wii U.

    Inside information says the dev kits are around of 2GB ram, IBM on their twitter said the Wii U will be using the a version of power7 architecture, power7 can be from 4, 6 up to 8 cores, But inside info says it has 4 cores and so this rumour is on par, supposedly there's a lot of Dram, this rumour is way over the top with the dram. The GPU has had a lot of changes since early devkits according to inside leaks, it's heavily modified off older versions of radeon series.
     
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    This isn't unbelievable. It's about in line with what we've heard so far.

    But it's still a rumour.

    Edit: Guys, don't forget that eDRAM is a feature of POWER7 and is in fact used by many gaming devices nowadays.
     
  9. soulx

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    768 of eDRAM does make it unbelievable.
     
  10. Midna

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    Osh yeah you're right. eDRAM is for small quantities of really fast RAM, isn't it
     
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    Considering Ninty's previous dedication to making low-power consoles, I would be rather surprised if they went with the old 40nm process, let alone 45nm.
     
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    I can, he's trolling.

    As for the projections. I agree: complete bullcrap. eDRAM is way to fast to be available in 768MB quantities. Perhaps Mb though even that might be a stretch (96MB of eDRAM)
     
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    A concern of mine is that they state the RAM is shared between the CPU and GPU... which doesn't sound right.

    Home computers can share system RAM to the GPU, but the GPU still needs some of it's own, and that's because hardware configurations are variable, whereas consoles are generally static, so why change RAM allocation? And if it also functions as system RAM then it's not dedicated GPU RAM, which means it's often (way) slower for the GPU to access than RAM the GPU has for itself alone.

    The renaming to AMD only happened with the HD 6 series, which are (of this post) the latest line.
     
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    Rydian, that's a valid concern. A more valid concern is that we in no way have the technology to get 769MB of eDRAM into one processor, let alone a cheap consumer grade video game console. If wikipedia is to be trusted, POWER7 has a maximum of 32MB of eDRAM. And that's for it's maximum core models.
     
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    Doesn't sound right, but I'm sure the Wii U has a quad core processor.
     
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    Hmm if this is true then maybe there are 2 possibilities.
    The eDRAM isn't as fast as other eDRAM.
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    There was a breakthrough in eDRAM.
     
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    Dude only compared to Wii > xb360 > PS3

    All previous consoles were always top of the bill when it came to sound and graphics.
    Wii was the only console with less power con=mpaired to the rest.
     
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    Interesting, but the eDRAM is bull. Also do note that although the Power7 processors are available at 4, 6 and 8 cores, nothing prevents them from shutting down a core or two (this is actually quite popular, ie. 3 core processors). Actually making a quad core processor and using the 3 core ones makes quite cheap parts since normally the 3 core ones can't be used, since a quad isn't a quad with 3 cores. What the specs are in the end, we'll see, but so far I just want to see games running on it to make a valid purchase..


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    What would 768 of eDRAM even do? :lol:
     
  22. Gh0sti

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    im hoping for better specs of this thing really were talking next gen stuff here