VWII - Emulation or hardware?

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  1. jaykureno
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    Is the VWII run using emulation or is there actual wii hardware in the wiiu?
     
  2. tech3475

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    AFAIK they basically 'downgrade' the Wii U to behave like the Wii, although vWii does have it's own NAND.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    It's a virtual machine, pretty much.
     
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    When you have an hour, watch the video and follow along with the slides.
    Even just switching back between wii and wii u diagrams will give you a better understanding.
     
  8. OuahOuah

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    Wii U is an overclocked Wii + tablet + HD.

    If Wii processor could be overclocked, would be a Wii U :P
     
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    Of course that is complete bullshit but whatever.
    Next time suggest rubber-banding three wiis together and then overclocking them. That still would not be accurate.
     
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    The wiiU GPU is a completely redo. It has the registers of the old wii but its now a completely shader based gpu. I would imagine though that on future consoles, wii emulation would be done entirely in software. Or they would pull a ps3 launch and have the hardware onboard seeing as its super cheap/runs very cool.

    But yeah, similar CPU, MUCH different GPU
     
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    CPU is the same architecture, PowerPC, but the GPU is another beast, emulation would be buggy as hell, so hardware virtualization is the way to go with vWii.