Even when Nintendo is mum, Wii U specs are out for everyone to see.
The console market has been pumped with the news of the next generation consoles from the big three– Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. While the next Xbox and PlayStation are still part of fiction, Nintendo has already pitched its successor of Wii, Wii U. Wii was, by all definitions, a success. The Wii controller almost single-handedly brought console gaming from a bedroom activity to a drawing room spectacle. And so much is expected from Wii U. Like always, Nintendo has not released anything regarding the hardware capabilities of the console. However, it was only a matter of time before Wii U specs came out.
First up in the Wii U specs list is its tri-core PowerPC CPU, layered on a 45 nm IBM processor. The clock speed could be of quite some concern when one compares the Wii U specs head to head with Xbox 360 or PS3. The CPU speed is a mere 1.24 GHz, which is almost half of Xbox 360. There’s a subtle feature which the Wii U design architecture packs– it has an ‘Out of Order’ computer architecture, which can be very effective if developers get down to exploit it. As of the graphics, Wii U packs a 550 MHz AMD RV7xx GPU.
Wii was famous for its ground-breaking motion controller. Nintendo added a completely new, Gamepad controller to Wii U. It has a 6.2 inch LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The Gamepad comes with traditional gaming controller keys, along with two analogue sticks and a front facing camera. It packs NFC, and a full-fledged stereo speaker which gives the Gamepad an independent feel.