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With all 12 screws removed, pry the top of the Wii U up and away from the body until it separates from the rest of the frame revealing the console's fairly compact internals.On the top side of the board you'll see the eMMC/NAND package, in this case it's a dual-die Samsung eMMC solution (there's another Toshiba NAND device on the back of the board, not for user storage)If we assume a 40nm process for the GPU, then we're looking at something a bit larger than the RV740. The Wii U does boast backwards compatibility with games made for the original Wii, which is made possible thanks to a shared ISA with the original PowerPC based Wii.

Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6465/nintendo-wii-u-teardown
     
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So, slightly larger than a RV740 assuming it's 45nm...

Now that's interesting!
   
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I can't believe how small the CPU is. 5.2mm x 6.3mm eek.gif
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So is it 32bit ddr3 then?
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Nice compact design with low power consumption like the Cube and the Wii, I expect that we will see plenty of these modded into portable consoles next year thumb.gif
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I bought one for Nintendo games that's all and its great for that. Super Mario U is awesome and tough.
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Nintendo always makes well designed hardware. Opening up a Wii was like unwrapping a piece of art.
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That 3rd die looks comically small tongue.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GTRagnarok View Post

I can't believe how small the CPU is. 5.2mm x 6.3mm eek.gif
in-order CPUs are not very complex
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So how is this system? is it worth getting? How much do those remotes with screens on them cost alone?
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