Wii U more advanced and 50% more powerful then PS3 and Xbox 360?
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Wii U more advanced and 50% more powerful then PS3 and Xbox 360 perhaps???
For those of you who haven’t heard about the Wii U which was announced at E3 by Nintendo as the Wii Successor previously code names Project Café.
That aside it is rumored that; Some of the developers we spoke to indicated to us that the console will have 50% more processing power compared to the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, said the Sterne Agee analyst”
What we know so far is that the Wii U currently the controller has a 6.2 inch 16:9 touch screen which will output in 1080p via HDMI with 5.1 audio. The controller itself contains an accelerometer, gyroscopes, speakers, front facing camera and microphone. We know that the console itself will have Wiimote compatibility with the main console itself.
Wii U also has its own 12cm proprietary disc format which is said to be similar to Bluray but isn’t Bluray being able to contain 25GB worth of data, which seems like a competitor for the PS3. And No there is no Bluray playback because the drives Nintendo are using is a proprietary drive.
It’s reported that the Wii U will have 8GB of internal flash storage, with room for expandability using an SD card and/or up to 4 USB’s. The Wii U will have at least a SD card reader and 4 USB 2.0 ports, 2 at the back 2 in the front behind the flap.
What is vague;
The Wii U multi-core CPU created by IBM is claimed to be based on the POWER7 architecture on a 45mm chip with allot of embedded DRAM based on the processor technology found in Watson which is IBM supercomputer. Number of cores or clock speeds haven’t been announced as of yet.
The Wii U is currently using a custom 32nanometer Radeon GPU similar to R770 AMD 4890 from the Radeon 4000 series, although it isn’t exactly high end when compared with today’s standards, compared to the 360 and PS3 which was released around 2005 2006 nearly 5 6 years ago. It also supports Direct X 10.1 unlike Xbox 360 running Direct X 9.
The PS3 is using a 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine with 1 PPE & 7 SPE modded version of NVIDIA’s GeForce 7800 @ 550 MHz with 256 MB system and 256 MB video memory .
And the Xbox 360 using a 3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon CPU and a modded ATI X1900 @ 500 MHz with 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz.
Number of cores or clock speeds / memory haven’t been announced as of yet for the Wii U, but reports from developers claim 50% more power from the Wii U.
Crytek have also said that the Wii U is advanced enough to run their CryEngine so Crysis is fully functional with the Wii U for those who doubt the Wii U processing power, or assume that the Wii U is a rehash of the Nintendo Wii are greatly mistaken, the Wii U is said to surpass the PS3 and 360.
Now all we wait for is the successor to the PS3 and Xbox 360.