Wii U GPU confirmed!

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by soulx, Sep 24, 2012.

Sep 24, 2012

Wii U GPU confirmed! by soulx at 9:19 PM (4,455 Views / 5 Likes) 43 replies

  1. soulx
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    I made a thread earlier about the Wii U's rumoured GPU. I emailed them on Friday to confirm the rumours myself and guys, it's real. The Wii U is using a modified E6760 GPU.

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    Second email

    The GPU is actually moderately powerful.

    Details on the GPU: http://www.em.avnet....Processors.aspx

    Layman's terms: Wii U is not as much of an underpowered piece of shit like the Wii!
     
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    I'm so excited and I just can't hide it.
     
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    Shit just got real.
    Now there's the CPU concerns left though, even though the GPU is more important than the CPU in terms of graphics people want.
     
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    Well, hopefully that enough to keep mutiplats down the line. 720 rumored to be 6x as much, right?

    Not me since it a gpgpu.

    Can't believe Nintendo give them permission to say anything at all.
     
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    There's like two months until launch so I doubt it really matters much now.
     
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    Pretty nice, im really excited to see it put to use.
     
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    Damn, I hope it's not severely underclocked or has cores locked or something.
     
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    Seeing that most games rely more on the GPU than on the CPU, the WiiU has a bright future ahead of it. Even *if* having to control transfer to and from the Tablet Controller and keeping system processes takes such a huge toll on the CPU that it equates resources-wise to the PS3 or the 360, it's still going to blow both out of the water, especially when you consider the fact that with GPGPU, the CPU can "push aside" the tasks it's not great with, such as Floating Point calculation, to the GPU... well, Nintendo officially cought up with the current generation and topped it by a safe margin.
     
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    Welp. That's three separate emails from different people. One from soulx, one from neogaf guy, and one from a dude on a spanish forum
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Is everyone coordinating their fakes or is this shit actually true
     
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    Sony: HAHA now we know ninty's GPU, now we'll just wait for MS's and pick one that's better!
     
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    One way to find out - ask AMD support an unrelated question and check if the adress and the format of the response matches.
     
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    Considering I have already detailed my skepticism on the Wii U's power previously, I wouldn't make something like this up. It's real.
     
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    on paper it sounds like it has the goods behind it, just gotta see those devs put it to use now
     
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    I emailed them about this, actually. They haven't given a response yet, but the emails I have received about my help ticket match the ones that guy from neogaf got
    And the formats on all three emails also matches perfectly.

    It would, of course, be easy to take any old query from AMD, and shop in your own text to make it look authentic. That's what would have happened if this were fake. But it's a bit of a coincidence that everyone would have ran with the same idea, including our very own soulx
     
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    I'm inclined to believe that it'll be an AMD chip due to the long-term relationship Nintendo has with AMD... I'm just suprised that AMD's Tech Support appears to be so "open" about the chips they manufactured for Nintendo. One would expect them to be secretive about it.
     
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    *Waits for Sony fanboys / Ninty haters to come in and start saying about how CPU is the major important thing in a console (even though it was all about graphics with PS3 / 360)*
     
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    Finally shit just got real. Nintendo isn't freakking kidding anymore. Feels like this is the wii that we've been waiting for.
     
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    We have minimal details on the CPU. Harada says the clock is a bit low, and Akihiro Suzuki says that his team is having trouble working with it, whatever that means. Given both of these reports, I'd say it's possible that the CPU is genuinely less powerful than the PS3 or 360 CPU, but it's also possible that developers are just not used to it yet.
     
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    SWEET HOLY JESUS NIPPLES!

    4 times the power of the 360! Thats awesome! Even if the CPU sucks ass the GPU will make it atleast viable in the race! This plus the 3rd party support means were talking SNES class support!
     
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    damn i thought they were gonna put a gtx 580 in it :P
     

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