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Sorce http://hexus.net/gaming/news/hardware/40693-nintendo-wii-official-specs-games-list-uk-price-indication/


Unfortunately they dont go into detail about the CPU or GPU


Here are the full hardware specs


CPU: IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor

GPU: AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU

Size: Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long

New Controller: The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analog Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus. (0.5Kg)

Other Controls: Up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once. The new console supports all Wii controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii Balance Board

Media: A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs

Video Output: Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.

Audio Output: Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI

Storage: The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive

Networking: Wii U can access the Internet via wireless (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) connection. The console features four USB 2.0 connectors – two in the front and two in the rear – that support Wii LAN Adapters.

Edited by Muchoman1

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Supposed leaked wii u specs. VGleaks wii u specs


Hardware Features


Main Application Processor

•PowerPC architecture.

•Three cores (fully coherent).

•3MB aggregate L2 Cache size.

•core 0: 512 KB

•core 1: 2048 KB

•core 2: 512 KB

•Write gatherer per core.

•Locked (L1d) cache DMA per core.


Main Memory

•Up to 3GB of main memory (CAT-DEVs only). Note: retail machine will have half devkit memory

•Please note that the quantity of memory available from the Cafe SDK and Operating System may vary.


Graphics and Video

•Modern unified shader architecture.

•32MB high-bandwidth eDRAM, supports 720p 4x MSAA or 1080p rendering in a single pass.

•HDMI and component video outputs.



•Unified shader architecture executes vertex, geometry, and pixel shaders

•Multi-sample anti-aliasing (2, 4, or 8 samples per pixel)

•Read from multi-sample surfaces in the shader

•128-bit floating point HDR texture filtering

•High resolution texture support (up to 8192 x 8192)

•Indexed cube map arrays



•8 render targets

•Independent blend modes per render target

•Pixel coverage sample masking

•Hierarchical Z/stencil buffer

•Early Z test and Fast Z Clear

•Lossless Z & stencil compression

•2x/4x/8x/16x high quality adaptive anisotropic filtering modes

•sRGB filtering (gamma/degamma)

•Tessellation unit

•Stream out support

•Compute shader support


GX2 is a 3D graphics API for the Nintendo Wii U system (also known as Cafe). The API is designed to be as efficient as GX(1) from the Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. Current features are modeled after OpenGL and the AMD r7xx series of graphics processors. Wii U’s graphics processor is referred to as GPU7.


Sound and Audio

•Dedicated 120MHz audio DSP.

•Support for 6 channel discrete uncompressed audio (via HDMI).

•2 channel audio for the Cafe DRC controller.

•Monaural audio for the Cafe Remote controller.





•802.11 b/g/n Wifi.



•2 x USB 2.0 host controllers x 2 ports each.

SDCard Slot.


Built-in Storage

•512MB SLC NAND for System.

•8GB MLC NAND for Applications.


Host PC Bridge

•Dedicated Cafe-to-host PC bridge hardware.

•Allows File System emulation by host PC.

•Provides interface for debugger and logging to host PC.

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next xbox to coincide with Windows 8 & new office release?

Microsoft’s Brian Hall (general manager of Windows Live) referred to “the new Xbox” as one of many projects that could be integrated with Windows 8.


“We’ve had Hotmail and operated Hotmail for about 16 years. We obviously have Exchange, and Outlook, that people use at work,” Hall told The Verge, “We just decided it was time to do something new and bring the best from each of those and put them together and release it right in time for the new wave of products that we could have coming out with Windows 8, with the new version of Office, with the new Windows Phone and the new Xbox.”

I first read this on the escapist who used ign's article as a source. but unfortunatley they read way too much in between the lines and inferred all kinds of things that weren't stated. If you take it on face value, all this says is that microsoft is working on the next gen xbox. and that it should launch sometime around Windows 8 etc.

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Rumour: Wii U release date and launch bundles outed by distributor

NewsPublish Date 04/09/2012 - 10:09am GMT+1

Wii U to launch in November, cost $250, suggests latest rumour.

wii11 -


Nintendo's launch plans for the Wii U have allegedly been leaked by a North American distributor.


According to a report by GoNintendo, Video Products Distributors, an American company which supplies products to Amazon, Newegg and Blockbuster, lists the console as being due for release on November 11.


The listing also suggests that the console could ship via three SKUs, starting at $249.99 (£157) and rising to $349.99 (£220).


It's not known what is included in the more expensive SKUs.



11/11/12 $249.99



11/11/12 $299.99



11/11/12 $349.99


The site requires a login to access, but a video supposedly showing the listing has been posted to YouTube. You can catch that below.


Nintendo has yet to announce official launch details for Wii U. The company is expected to reveal its launch plans next week.

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Supposed final Wii U specs.


CPU: "Espresso" CPU on the Wii U has three enhanced Broadway cores

GPU: "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)

Memory: Mem1 = 32MB Mem2 = 1GB (that applications can use)

Storage: Internal 8 GB with support for SD Cards (SD Cards up to 2GB/ SDHC Cards up to 32GB) and External USB Connected Hard Drives

Networking: 802.11 b/g/n Wifi

Video Output: 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.

USB: Four USB 2.0 Ports


Via VGleaks

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Priced and dated!


November 18 in North America, November 30 in Europe, and December 8 in Japan.


$299 base model with 8GB of storage space, GamePad, HDMI cable, sensor bar, and AC adaptor. $349 deluxe model with 32GB of storage space, everything in the base model, and charging cradle for the GamePad, stands for the GamePad and Wii U, and a copy of NintendoLand.




More news will be posted in the Wii U thread since it's no longer rumor, so let's keep this one for the rumors on the PS4 and Next Xbox. :D

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