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[VG247] Wii U: latest system update has increased CPU, GPU speed – rumour

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CPU: IBM PowerPC 7xx-based tri-core processor “Espresso” clocked at 1.24 GHz before the 3.0.0 update, 3.24 GHz after the 3.0.0 update. This is an evolution to the Broadway chip used in the Wii, is 64 bit and uses Power6 technote When IBM has said that Nintendo has licensed the Power7 tech from IBM, Nintendo is not using it for the Wii U, explaining its backwards compatibility.

GPU: AMD Radeon High Definition processor codenamed “Latte” with an eDRAM cache built onto the die clocked at 550 MHz before the 3.0.0 update, 800 MHz after the 3.0.0 update.


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http://www.vg247.com/2013/05/10/wii-u-latest-system-update-has-increased-cpu-gpu-speed-rumour/



how ?!!


the damn thing looks like this inside
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Not buying that claim. I mean, that is so much heat to add to that tiny little heatsink and fan. Unless these chips are really that efficient and Nintendo thought to just lower power consumption to absurdly low levels for the release then realized they needed the boost to get devs. I don't know it really doesn't make sense at all.
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latest system update has increased CPU, GPU speed

(SARCASAM) Oh and by the way the update is 3 more GBs... enjoy your loss of disk space. (/SARCASAM)

Just like the first update which was 5GBs... yeah, so if you bought the 8GB you got screwed.
    
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How is easy: This is like when the 7970 became GHz edition, they left some headroom. Why is another question though, perhaps the users noticed a lot of lagging? It doesn't make sense though, it's not like Wii U users care about "WE ADDED MOAR MHZ SO WE'RE THE BETTER CONSOLE" so it's most likely to acomodate future games that will be developed for the PS4 and Xbox i.e. the consoles with more powerful hardware (i think)
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I really can't see this as being true. How on earth can they raise the clock speed to 260% of stock clocks on the CPU? Unless they under-clocked it by a HUGE amount (which would be moronic) then there is just no way I can see that happening. How would the console dissipate all that extra heat?

I think someone is trolling here thinking.gif
Edited by Vengeance47 - 5/10/13 at 7:28am
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post #6 of 143
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How is easy: This is like when the 7970 became GHz edition, they left some headroom. Why is another question though, perhaps the users noticed a lot of lagging? It doesn't make sense though, it's not like Wii U users care about "WE ADDED MOAR MHZ SO WE'RE THE BETTER CONSOLE" so it's most likely to acomodate future games that will be developed for the PS4 and Xbox i.e. the consoles with more powerful hardware (i think)

good point , except there's no chance to cool the hardware with a tiny fan
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The rumour comes from a poster on TV Tropes who hasn’t cited any sort of source or provided any evidence, so please do treat this as rumour for now.

Really guys?

But what is interesting is that lots of people are claiming some very noticeable improvements in smoothness of gameplay and loading times.
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I don't think its true, I would imagine the system would draw more power if the CPU and GPU clock rates were that much higher, I just measure mine with a watt metre and mines still drawing around 32watts, 34 was the highest I saw it go. I tested it on the Wii U system menu and the Rayman Legends Challenge App

This is what I was thinking someone should do. Glad there are some smart ones out there.
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That is the cutest little fan i ever be seein! Lol
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LMAO that's it total bull.

On the other hand maybe it was planned suicide, kill every wii u by overclocking.
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LMAO that's it total bull.

On the other hand maybe it was planned suicide, kill every wii u by overclocking.

Because our computers are dying every day, right?

And, who's saying they overclocked the darn thing? What if it was underclocked to begin with? The 3DS for example, has its GPU running at HALF the reference speed for battery life purposes.

Anyone remembers the power figures when the console was released? Nintendo Land barely squeezed 33W out of the 75W brick.

This console has a lot of power headroom, and it sounds like Nintendo purposedly ran it at very low clockspeeds to have headroom in the future.

By the way, for anyone interested in anything besides bashing Nintendo as usual, there are the patch notes. They did WAY more than presumably kicking up clockspeeds.

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/25/wii-u-system-update-3-0-released-adds-automatic-background-inst/
   
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