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Wii U CPU said to support 8 threads, is 20X faster than Wii

A report obtained by Wii U Daily suggests that the Nintendo Wii U CPU is based on the IBM 710 Express chip, but is underclocked at 3 GHz and comes with 4 cores and 8 threads. The new CPU is said to be 20X faster than the chip found in the original Wii console. Wii …

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Analyst Michael Pachter on the Wii U

Michael Pachter, the widely known video game analyst from Wedbush Securities, post a weekly videoblog called Pach-Attack, where he answers questions from viewers. This time, he takes on a few questions about the Nintendo Wii U. Specifically, Pachter comments on why Nintendo seems to be holding back on the Wii U system specs, to which …

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Nintendo: We do not focus on technology specs

Last week a few unnamed developers said the Wii U was essentially weaker than the current generation consoles, which added to the confusion over just how powerful the Wii U console is. Most developers, like Gearbox, have repeatedly said that the Wii U is more powerful than current generation systems, and some estimate it at …

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Gearbox: Wii U is more powerful than current gen consoles

Here we go again: another day, another developer with comments on the power of the Wii U. This time, it’s Gearbox director Brian Martel, who’s the head of Aliens: Colonial Marines, saying that the Wii U is more powerful than the current generation consoles (the PS3 and Xbox 360). In an interview with Nintendo Gamer, …

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Wii U is less powerful than Xbox 360, PS3, according to developer

Up until now we’ve heard many things about the Wii U and its hardware. We’ve heard estimates that the Wii U is about 50% more powerful than the current generation of consoles, and we’ve also seen some leaked Wii U specs. However, now there’s a new set of opinions of the Wii U hardware. Opinions …

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Wii U specs include a quad core 3GHz CPU, 768 MB of RAM

Nintendo is finally set to release a new, much more powerful console with HD graphics, and many are wondering what kind of technology we might find inside the console, and how it will compare with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. We’ve heard from developers who have access to the console that the Wii U …

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Wii U hardware at E3 was underclocked

According to new sources from consulting firm Hit Detection, the Wii U console showcased at E3 featured “underclocked” hardware, which didn’t perform as well as the final console is supposed to perform. This made Nintendo decide against showing any games on the Wii U, since they wouldn’t end up looking any better than on the …