Wii U Specification Rumours

There are some specifications floating around for Nintendo’s Wii successor, the Wii U. They are as of yet unconfirmed, but it proves to be true, the console could easily outstrip its competitors – Xbox 360 and PS3 – in terms of graphical power.

So far it is known that the console will utilise 25GB discs, perhaps meaning that installation will be necessary as is the case of the PS3, but that is unknown at the moment. It is also known that Gamecube games will not be compatible with it.

The claimed specs so far are:

Graphics:
Custom AMD RV770 Chip “WOLF” @ 766Mhz on 32nm process: 1398 Gflops

CPU:
Custom IBM Power 6 Chip “FOX” on 32nm process
4 cores, each two way SMT-capable and clocked at 3.5 GHz
175.9 GFLOPS theoretical peak performance (single-precision)
87.6 GFLOPS theoretical peak performance (double-precision)

Memory:
512 MB XDR2 DRAM main memory
+ 1024 GDDR5 video memory
+ 16 MB eDRAM

Storage:
2.5-inch SATA hard drive with 250 GB / 320 GB capacity
Expanded storage via SD and SDHC card memory (up to 64 GB)

Media:
Custom Blu-ray Disc, up to 50 GB
Compatible with 12 cm Wii Optical Disc

Display:
Video output formats
Composite video: 480i, 576i (PAL)
S-Video: 480i, 576i (PAL)
RGB SCART: 480i, 576i (PAL)
Component (YPBPR): 480i, 576i (PAL), 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
D-Terminal: 480i (D1), 480p (D2), 720p (D4), 1080i (D3), 1080p (D5)
HDMI: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

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