Gaming Thread, Wii U: first hands-on with Nintendo's new console in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by kevbaz
So your happy to buy kit not knowing whats under the hood?
I didn't say that. ...
8th June 2011, 11:03 AM #16
I didn't say that. I'm on about the fact that this is over a year away from even hitting the shops and people want to know what CPU its running and how hot the GPU will run at! If it plays the games you want and you like the look of the graphics, why should it actually matter what GPU is in it?
Originally Posted by kevbaz
If the graphics themselves look stunning, does it really matter if its an ATI or NViDIA chipset?
And I purchased the original Wii, I still don't know the spec of it and I'm not bothered. It looked fun, was fun and the games played well. I couldn't really care if it was running on a pentium 75 with voodoo graphics, if they have the games running like that, fair play to them
8th June 2011, 11:09 AM #17
FWIW, it's an IBM PowerPC multi-core and AMD Graphics again, as it needs to be for the backwards compatibility.
Source: Strange new Wii U console has AMD graphics - The Tech Report
Last edited by sonofsanta; 8th June 2011 at 11:10 AM.
Reason: multi-core, not quad-core... though it probably will be quad
8th June 2011, 11:46 AM #18
8th June 2011, 01:56 PM #19
8th June 2011, 02:18 PM #20
Oh dear, that's a marketing mess upright there.
Regarding the power, the Wii lacks enough under the hood to make it suitable for cross-platform games.Any that do make it over look inferior to their XBox/PS3 counterparts with gimmicky control systems. This will help keep them ahead in the games market.
However, lack of DVD capability and the use of proprietary disks is a concern. I also hope their online service grows up a bit as they took child protection systems a bit too far.
8th June 2011, 02:18 PM #21
Wii was cheap which was why it was a great success. I can see this being quite expensive, or certainly expensive to use at a party trying to get four of those controllers.
8th June 2011, 02:50 PM #22
I reckons it'll be limited to one fancy controller per console... apart from the cost of buying that many controllers, the machine would have to be much more powerful to render content for 5 separate screens. They've never shown more than one new controller in use at a time, always one + 4 Wii remotes, and they keep referring to "the" new controller rather than "a" new controller.
Originally Posted by AlexPilot
8th June 2011, 04:45 PM #23
Well you'll all be pleased to hear you can pre-order yours now! LOL
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