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Nintendo Wii Specs Fully Exposed

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by scoopex, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. scoopex

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    The Wii Hardware

    - Nintendo Wii’s ‘Broadway’ CPU operates at 729MHZ with a maximum bandwith of 1.9gbyte/sec.
    - Nintendo Wii’s ‘HollyWood’ GPU is clocked at 243MHZ, the internal memory of it includes 3mb of embedded graphics memory and 24megabytes of high speed main memory.
    - 64megabytes of GDDR3 (MEM2) as the external main memory. Just like the internal memory, it can be accessed from the CPU and GPU with a maximum bandwidth of 4gbytes/sec and can also store programs in the MEM2.
    - The GPU of the Wii is identical to the GC’s but it is on average 1.5X faster.

    TXB

    Not my kinda console but super mario 12 should look good on it. :D
     
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  2. da_mic_1530

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    i always thought the GC could output very good gfx games, so im sure if they push the WII then the games will look good aswell

    ive decided to not buy a DS and save the cash for if i want a WII(lol) as the hype might get to me
     
  3. soundwave

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    Sounds perfectly fine to me & easily my most anticipated console EVER.

    I would check the link to that site though as there are links for places that supply X-box, PS2, PSP & 360 mod chips so might be frowned upon because of what can be done with them.

    Better to be safe then get a ban I should think??

    Neil
     
  4. Arsey

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    i dont know if this is good or bad compared to other things? but the demos look ok and ill still be getting one :p
     
  5. ~J~

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    For a machine that is made by a company whom have NEVER claimed it's next console is a "Next-Gen" system, those specs look pretty damn good to me.
     
  6. XPE

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    Ah yes Team Xbox just where i would trust all my nintendo news to come from :p


    On a more serious note, a person who works for a developer posted on this fourm that the Wii CPU was 1.5gig, so i wouldnt put alot of faith in this.
     
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  7. dannyjo22

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    Numbers dont interest me, I will just see what the games look like when its released. Well actually the only number that interests me is price. If this is resonable I will buy it.
     
  8. PiKe

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    Double sided? Where will they put the disc artwork? Sounds like someone's just made these specs up.
     
  9. tsinc80697

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    can't wait for it :D

    anyone know the best place to pre-order ?
     
  10. DaveyD

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    If it has been translated, I'd guess it's supposed to mean dual layer instead of dual sided.

    To be honest, I don't give a monkeys about the 'specs' of the Wii, I'm not expecting anything amazing graphically, so I'll be pleasantly suprised if anything spectacular appears on it, I just want it for its innovation and interestingness :p
     
  11. Kreeeee

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    But many people are much more ignorant :(
     
  12. Syph

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    Think I'll wait on the specs until a more, er... reliable source is unveiled. ;)
     
  13. lordrobs

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    I'm with the "specs don't interest me" crowd.

    TBH I don't even know the spec's of my 360 :o AFAIK it uses some kind of nuclear fission doesn't it? :p
     
  14. jklc

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    Interesting.. no doubt people will do imaginary calculations and draw assumptions on performance and bottlenecks. I don't really care either, already getting one based on the demos I've seen. Not so many months away now.. *waves remote around in anticipation* :D
     
  15. Tomdun

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    This is still all just rumours, the thread title is a bit miss leading ;).
     
  16. Soulja

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    Who cares, i just want to play golden eye again :p
     
  17. Caustic

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    The specs recently released are real. Nintendo might have been playing with other specs before, but these are what they have settled on.
     
  18. Nitefly

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    Considering these are supposed to be at least on par with the gamecube, I can't complain. I'm still umming and ahhhh-ing at some of the games on that. Ignoring the latest generation of games for the win!
    Wow, imagine if they included the latter part in puzzle games etc :eek:
     
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  19. Kreeeee

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    Yes they... oh wait no. Nope, no proof, not that it matters anyway but you're wrong with that statement.
     
  20. Caustic

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    If you don't believe me, I'll live, but what was leaked was the official specs from Nintendo.