A final spec sheet for the Wii U was just posted up by VGleaks and before we really judge on anything, we are calling this bogus for now.
According to VGleaks, an ‘annonymous‘ source sent them the final specifications for Nintendo’s Wii U.
“Espresso” CPU on the Wii U has three enhanced Broadway cores
“GPU7” AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU. Unique API = GX2, which supports Shader Model 4.0 (DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 equivalent functionality)
Mem1 = 32MB Mem2 = 1GB (that applications can use)
Internal 8 GB with support for SD Cards (SD Cards up to 2GB/ SDHC Cards up to 32GB) and External USB Connected Hard Drives
802.11 b/g/n Wifi
Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i
Video Cables Supported:
Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.
Four USB 2.0 Ports
Personally for us, that 1GB of RAM is going to hurt quite a bit in the long run, even if consoles run their data on memory in far different ways than on the PC.
The “Espresso” CPU does look pretty odd as well, considering that IBM has already confirmed that the Wii U’s CPU architecture is based on POWER7. The “Esperesso” Broadway cores here are based on the older Power PC 4 architecture, and that in itself would seem weird for Nintendo switch back to older technology.
Make what you will about the specifications, this is of course still purely rumor for now until Nintendo says something.
Source via VGleaks