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Who needs an iFixit Wii U teardown? In a remarkable turn of events, the latest Ask Iwata interview sees the Wii U tech team reveal the innards of its own console - and there are some fascinating aspects to the design of the new hardware.

Some elements of the discussion between Iwata and his engineering team essentially confirm what we already know - that the Wii U offers up the first Nintendo-designed multi-core console, but the team pointedly skirt around the number of cores featured (it is almost certainly three). However, much of the interview concerns the revelation that Nintendo has employed a MCM - a multi-chip module - to house the crucial CPU and GPU combination. It's not a single chip design along the lines of the Xbox 360S, but it's a hugely important component of the Wii U's design.

"This time we fully embraced the idea of using an MCM for our gaming console," says Genyo Takeda, senior managing director and general manager of the Integrated Research and Development Division.


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Primary Interview Source: Iwata Asks at Nintendo.com
Edited by Riou - 10/17/12 at 1:46pm
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So, AMD and IBM APU chip? That's all I'm understanding right now for the CPU/GPU-chip-in-one.
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There is also a heatsink shield to block the electromagnetic waves emitted from the board. I presume it is the same concept as a Faraday cage.

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So, AMD and IBM APU chip? That's all I'm understanding right now for the CPU/GPU-chip-in-one.

Not quite. Think of it as being similar to the Nahalem architecture. Where the CPU and GPU are on the same package, but not a unified die as is the case with SB/IB or an AMD APU
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still amazed with hardware...
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Because networking is awesome? tongue.gif
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Simple and beautiful.
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Cool stuff.
I'm not sure on their heatsink design. The image makes it looks like the intake goes to the side of the heatsink, rather than through it. I'm sure it's just me understanding it wrong.

In any event, this doesn't really effect me. I'm not a console person, and there's not going to be any WiiU/PC exclusives...
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post #9 of 22
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There is also a heatsink shield to block the electromagnetic waves emitted from the board. I presume it is the same concept as a Faraday cage.

This thing must pump out a lot of EMI to require an additional shield over the aluminum heatsink. Maybe they are worrying about people getting noise in their receivers when they stick this console next to it.
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that heatsink is tiny.. i wonder if theyll have heat issues
 
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