Dec 12th, 2012

Wii U has been stripped down several times already and we’ve seen the CPU and GPU packaging from several sources. Now we got a high resolution illustration of the processor, which includes the Wii U CPU (the small chip), the Wii U GPU (the big chip), and the dedicated 32 MB of GPU memory (the tiny chip). The illustration comes from Wikipedia user Henriok, who took his time and Photoshop skills to recreate the heart and soul of the Wii U console. Check it out below (and an even higher res version here).

High res Wii U CPU and GPU illustration

High res Wii U CPU and GPU

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  • uPadWatcher

    Very interesting…

  • Lazara the Last

    And why is it a QR-code there?

  • drew42o

    I don’t find this interesting at all..

    • D2K

      Neither do I, but it’s better than another Pachter post……..oh wait.   :/

  • DemonRoach

    Yes, more resolution of green!

  • And this is news… how? 

  • Immallama22

    Fascinating, look at the beautiful green…

    (How is this “news” XD)

  • Andrew Comer

    I could have made this using MS paint

  • Perhaps I can scan the QR code and see imba footage of Zelda, Metroid, Starfox etc. ?

    Owell no news but atleast interesting to see that still people are creative with Photoshop 🙂

    • Nintedward-3DS-WiiU

      Don’t scan the QR code. It says ”piss off , you will never know the full specs” …..

      • TheLast

        Their not wrong.. :/

  • darkstar18

    Want the next  new Naruto game on the WII U??? Than please sign my petition to help support this game come to our awesome new console!!

    • TheLast

      Anything to convince 3rd parties that there is a place for them on Nintendo’s system.

  • Revolution5268

    ok….i though the headline said graphics illustration of the power of wii u.

  • audie bowler

    i dont think the 3rd small chip is EDRAM i think the edram is embedded directly into the gpu ..the tiny one is the ARM Imput output cpu the EDRAM is more likely in the gpu just like wii ,,even your own report wii u daily states the 3rd little chip is the imput output cpu

  • audie bowler

    cpu little gpu and edram and dsp big and arm the tiny one or arm in gpu and tiny one is dsp IT NOT THE EDRAM

  • nicolascy32

    Voila ! The 1.2 GHZ monster cpu in all its glory  Ahh nintendo how thy have forsaken gamers…
    If they simply had used a different die (with a second heatsink and a second fan) and  newer cores they could had a cpy as fast or faster then the 360’s….

  • Porn for nerds

  • Nintendofreak

    wow…dat how low we have fallen

  • Just to accuracy…


  • $5958501

    I find it as odd as anyone else here that Wii U Daily made an article out of my image. I was the one who made it, and the reason for it is that it’s hard to get good pictures that are free to use. One can’t grab iFixit’s, AnandTech’s or even Nintendo’s teardown pictures and use them freely, there’s copyright attached to such images. So, I made one for Wikipedia and released it as public domain for all to use however they chose.

    It’s made entirely in Photoshop CS6 and was not quite as easy as just drawing a couple of rectangles 🙂 There is actually quite a lot of details here that’s not apparent when looking at the available teardown pictures, and those pictures are most certainly not as high resolution as the one I uploaded to Wikipedia. This is a composite image of three of them, and drawn to look a bit realistic, but not overly so. I got in trouble with folks at Wikipedia over another picture of a processor that they thought was just a screen grab of someone else’s photo, which would’ve been verboten :/ The QR code is my signature and goes to my home page, which currently is offline 🙂 I couldn’t make out the correct 2D barcode so I just stuck my code in there. Artistic freedom. The real bar code would probably be a unique signature of this particular example, for tracking by Renesas who put the MCM together.

    Here’s more of my work: My other pictures are used frequently by AnandTech, Ars Technica, Tom’s Hardware and other news sources around the world so I guess they too like the freedom that a public domain picture comes with. It’s quite nice though, to see my picture here! If anyone get the chance to take really high res photos of any game console processor, please send me them or upload them to Wikipedia under a liberal license for everyone to use.