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Source: http://wiiudaily.com/2012/05/wii-u-cpu-said-to-support-8-threads-is-20x-faster-than-wii/
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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.

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hmm. if decent gpu a wii may be in my future
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20x faster than the Wii...

Is still just 20x faster than a Turtle.
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Graphics really aren't that big of an issue to me for this thing. This will be 1080P and that's all I really care about from consoles. I have a $2000 computer to play games with good graphics. The biggest thing standing in between Nintendo and my money is that I just don't usually like any of their games. Mario and Zelda and Donkey Kong weren't really ever my types of games. They say the Wii U is going to have good third party games, but they've yet to show any exclusives that would warrant me spending $400 or $500 on a new console. Even if the game is better on Wii U than Xbox, I already have an Xbox so I wouldn't go run out to buy the game, plus a Wii U system.

It'll be interesting to see what happens at E3 this year. A Christmas time release would be ideal for this console because I really think Microsoft is producing the next Xbox as we speak. I just can't see them not releasing a new console by the end of next year. And, for the love of Jesus, change the name from Wii U.
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Nintendo launched their past 2 consoles in Mid November, I see no reason for that to change this time around.

Regardless of specs, I think all 8th generation consoles will master 1080p/60 by mid-cycle. Its all about how fun the games are.

EDIT: I guess for some, its how compelling the entire platform is for HTPC functions and online services.
    
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Nice!, this most likely means the next xbox and playstation will be even more powerful, Which means better looking ports. tongue.gif

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Damn 4 core and 8 threads, are they going to make coding complicated like the Cell processor did?
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Which means that it's 21x faster than a Super Nintendo.
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well ill be looking at getting one of these depending on the price but only for mario and smash brothers...pretty much it although the more and more I read about it, the more its becoming interesting...
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Sounds pretty good for Nintendo.
Now if we end up with some good 3rd party software titles we may have something worth talking about here.
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