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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.


    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??

  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.