This is still highly unconfirmed, but some websites have published the following list, claiming that it is the final hardware specs of Nintendo's upcoming Wii successor which is still being developed under the codename "Project Café."
The specs are well above those of the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, but they are not high enough to guarantee it'll compete with Microsoft's and Sony's next generation of consoles in terms of raw power.
Custom AMD RV770 Chip "WOLF" @ 766Mhz on 32nm process
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)
512 MB XDR2 DRAM main memory
+ 1024 GDDR5 video memory
+ 16 MB eDRAM
2.5-inch SATA hard drive with 250 GB / 320 GB capacity
Expanded storage via SD and SDHC card memory (up to 64 GB)
Custom Blu-ray Disc, up to 50 GB
Compatible with 7 cm Nintendo GameCube Game Disc and 12 cm Wii Optical Disc
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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nothing newSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
ya know...250 to 350 gb drive(garbage) comps have 2 tbs now...high def picture..well, the specs show they can handle it..but the memory and other items displayed mean almost nothing due to the fact nothing out there will use the spec..even now..ps3 and xbox 360 havent been pushed to the limits,and doesnt seam like were are going to see anything revolutionary soon,except physical movement games and fads that make money at one time and then fade from memory..where is the imagination and creativity lost from the early days????? these spec will only drive hacks and mod to the machines to bored customers...better built machines dont make better games. just my rant....
"It will not be blu-ray" - Reggie Fils-AimeSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
"It will not be blu-ray" - Reggie Fils-Aime (COO of Nintendo America)
poltergeist quoteSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
"I don't know what hovers over this house, but it was strong enough to punch a hole into this world and take your daughter away from you."
to bad this beast didn't come out when all the other did.
FAKE FAKE FAKESubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
FAKE FAKE FAKE
Nintendo have been a joke inSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Nintendo have been a joke in the last couple of years, I got a wii, completed Zelda and RE4 haven't touched it since. And ill be damned if this is any better, it will most likely be focused at family gaming im, I will never forget the day I decided to get a ps3.
No Super Mario Galaxy?Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Super Mario Galaxy is one of the greatest games on the console.
Dont hate on NintendoSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Nintendo's sells have been far greater then there competition, and I'm pretty sure that Microsoft and Sony don't see Nintendo as a 'joke', after all, both Sony's and Microsoft's motion control technology was inspired by Nintendo.
listenSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
i just want to make it perfectly clear to everyone the graphics card on this will kill 360 and ps3 4 times the texture ram + it will handle native 1080p on every game that they release that comparable to xobx and ps3 plus it do it at 60fps some will probly argue with me i say if these are the real specs then the future will proove me correct
No blu-raySubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The new system does not have blu-ray. It has been confirmed by Reggie in an interview on Gametraiilers.
"It will not be blu-ray" - Reggie Fils-AimeSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
"It will not be blu-ray" - Reggie Fils-Aime (COO of Nintendo America) [url removed]
Well this spec sheet doesn'tSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Well this spec sheet doesn't say "Blu-ray" it says "custom blu-ray" which means it could still handle as large discs as 50gb but not just blu-ray.
"Custom bluray" is misleadingSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Nowhere at the E3 conference did they mention bluray for there next console. The discs may have a much larger space then DVD's, but if it isnt bluray, then dont call it "custom bluray". That is like calling my custom PC "custom Alienware".
Maybe notSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I belive custom blu-ray means just that. A blu-ray drive that reads blu-ray disks that use a file system different from the usual, a custom file system requires a drive with a customized firmware, hence custom blu-ray. That'd be very much the same way the wii uses dvd disks, they have a custom file system so a pc can't read wii disks, of course by understanding the file system its possible to create a 'translator' and it was done years ago.
So It won't play Blu-ray movies!Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I think is the point of these comments. Yes games can be huge but the concern was it is an HD system that won't support the most popular movie distribution technology.
Then hack it and install aSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Then hack it and install a Bluray player just like everyone did to get their Wii to play DVDs
too slowSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
sounds slower them my PC
Do not compare a PC thatSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Do not compare a PC that always has a OS and over 70 background services running at all time, with a console that runs nothing but a dedicated game.
16Gb of ram and a quad coreSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
16Gb of ram and a quad core with 8 threads says **** you to 70 background services quite nicely.... the os is NOT a limiting factor drivers are. if you knew anything you'd know when making a game for consoles the game can 'talk' right to the hardware instead of having to talk to a piece of software that then talks to the hardware.
riiiiiightSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
"when making a game for consoles the game can 'talk' right to the hardware" - Ohh the lack of knowledge. No the game doesn't 'talk' to the hardware, there is ALWAYS at least a few layers of abstraction between games and hardware otherwise game devs would go nuts trying to make games that aren't exclusive to one console. In other words, there is always an API for devs to use, they don't code directly with hardware instructions. Heck, your PC's OS doesn't talk directly with the hardware either, imagine having to customize your OS to 'talk' with all the popular PC parts out there. Drivers do the talking and they're good at it, you missed big time. *hint* the problem is a couple of abstraction layers above them *hint*
DevelopersSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Say that you need 2 times the computing power of a console to get the same results on a PC version. The fact that you can tune to a specific piece of hardware helps that much. If your PC is 2 times the spec of the WiiU then, yes your PC game will look as good. The Wii has 4 very fast cores and a fast graphics processor with plenty of graphics memory to do 1080p. More memory will not make things faster but would allow more texture space.
well this looks to be aSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
well this looks to be a really good console expect theres one glaring problem... 512MB ram.. thats been outdated since like 2002
RAM amount is not everything,Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
RAM amount is not everything, especially if you don't have to run an entire OS in the background, the important part is that it's fast.
Btw, the PS3 has 256mb ram. ;)
"What was stopping them fromSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
"What was stopping them from making a console like this in 2006?"
Hardware and Price.
So...Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
What was stopping them from making a console like this in 2006?
Then the WII would of beenSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Then the WII would of been over 500 bucks easy, back then, so thats why.
The ps3 tried to go all out,Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The ps3 tried to go all out, and every one complained about the price.
I still bought one, screw the naysayers, best effin decision i made, worth every penny.
ermSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
you sound like a little kid who blew his allowance on it
You sound like you couldn'tSubmitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
You sound like you couldn't afford one, and possibly still cant afford one.
All it takes is a job.
I wish I got that much as a kid.Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
That's some allowance if he did.
Exciting...Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
360 has the games and in the end microsoft and even Sony dont need to rush. This cow,d hurt nintendo if it's a flop of a console...remember Sega? Same game...had not as many games (great games though) then there sales were down and so they got out of the console market. Sad really...loved sega games so ahead of the ps2 then.
Nintendo have a chance to make a major difference but I fear (unless it's a unique console) there is no room for it ithe market, the 3ds sales are very slow...now if this new console has a portable device built into the controller (idea stolen from dremacast) then it puts the 3ds a major risk of fail.
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