Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › Console Gaming › Nintendo › Wii Spec Spectulation
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Wii Spec Spectulation

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Even though the Wii's ( Personally I like Revolution better but i have a feeling that they might change the name back) Specs have not been officially confirmed we are all familiar with the fact that the Wii's processor will run at 729 mhz and its graphics processor will run at 243 mhz. This alone has convinced most people that it will not have the graphical power to compete with the 360 and the PS3. Nintendo answered this with the fact that it is creating for gameplay innovation and not top of the line graphics. But recently i found this http://electronics.howstuffworks.com...evolution1.htm

It explains not only alot of the Wii's features but it also states that due to the Wii's architecture it will still have awesome graphics even with lower clock speeds and fewer pipelines.

Quote:
The graphics processor (code-named "Hollywood") will use an ATI chipset running at 243Mhz with 3 MB of texture memory. It might also have 32 shader pipelines -- 16 fewer than the Xbox 360. However, the Nintendo GPU is rumored to run at 500 million triangles per second (100 million sustained) -- roughly equivalent to the Xbox 360. It will also be able to handle 50 billion shader operations per second, which is about the same as the 360 as well.

If Nintendo pulls it off, the Wii console will have all the firepower of Xbox 360 and much simpler architecture that makes life easier for software developers.

The system is set to launch sometime in the second half of 2006 (yes, in time for the Holidays) with a projected price point of $200 or less.
My Desktop
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4790K Asus Z97M-Plus Sapphire R9 285 ITX Compact Edition Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4GB DDR3  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Evo Corsair Hydro H100i Windows 8.1 Pro Dell S2415H 24" IPS LED HD  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Corsair CX500 Corsair Obsidian 350D Dell Mouse 
AudioOther
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Cyber Power BRG1350AVRLCD UPS 
  hide details  
Reply
My Desktop
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4790K Asus Z97M-Plus Sapphire R9 285 ITX Compact Edition Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4GB DDR3  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Evo Corsair Hydro H100i Windows 8.1 Pro Dell S2415H 24" IPS LED HD  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Corsair CX500 Corsair Obsidian 350D Dell Mouse 
AudioOther
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Cyber Power BRG1350AVRLCD UPS 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 12
theres no question in my mind that the wii games will look like that of an original xbox, seeing as the specs are nearly exactly the same. however, the 500million triangulartions is prolly not true. that particular spec hasnt been released, and the hardware cant do that much.

i very highly doubt that it will have the graphical power of the 360.
Magnum
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4460 Some crappy thing EVGA GTX960 6GB DDR3 PC10600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 1TB / 128GB SSD Win 7 23" Samsung Logitech G51 
PowerCase
600W CM Centurion 5 
  hide details  
Reply
Magnum
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4460 Some crappy thing EVGA GTX960 6GB DDR3 PC10600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 1TB / 128GB SSD Win 7 23" Samsung Logitech G51 
PowerCase
600W CM Centurion 5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
i too have my doubts but even if it gets close to 360 graphics that would be nice and i think that Nintendo can pull it off.
My Desktop
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4790K Asus Z97M-Plus Sapphire R9 285 ITX Compact Edition Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4GB DDR3  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Evo Corsair Hydro H100i Windows 8.1 Pro Dell S2415H 24" IPS LED HD  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Corsair CX500 Corsair Obsidian 350D Dell Mouse 
AudioOther
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Cyber Power BRG1350AVRLCD UPS 
  hide details  
Reply
My Desktop
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 4790K Asus Z97M-Plus Sapphire R9 285 ITX Compact Edition Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4GB DDR3  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Evo Corsair Hydro H100i Windows 8.1 Pro Dell S2415H 24" IPS LED HD  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Corsair CX500 Corsair Obsidian 350D Dell Mouse 
AudioOther
Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Cyber Power BRG1350AVRLCD UPS 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 12
oh and the GPU will have NO shaders, i dont see how they will be able to pull off next-gen multi-console games without shaders. that may mean that less "graphically realistic" games will be for the wii. (if any)

think about playing fear without shaders. that ruins the ambiance
Magnum
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4460 Some crappy thing EVGA GTX960 6GB DDR3 PC10600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 1TB / 128GB SSD Win 7 23" Samsung Logitech G51 
PowerCase
600W CM Centurion 5 
  hide details  
Reply
Magnum
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4460 Some crappy thing EVGA GTX960 6GB DDR3 PC10600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 1TB / 128GB SSD Win 7 23" Samsung Logitech G51 
PowerCase
600W CM Centurion 5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 12
I might get it, depending one how the games are, i hope the new controler makes the game feel awsome and fun to play with firends, like the old days
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel C2D 2.4Ghz GMA x3100 2GB DDR3 160GB SATA @5200RPM 
OSMonitorCaseMouse
OSx / Windows XP SP2 Bootcamp 1200x800 LCD one Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel C2D 2.4Ghz GMA x3100 2GB DDR3 160GB SATA @5200RPM 
OSMonitorCaseMouse
OSx / Windows XP SP2 Bootcamp 1200x800 LCD one Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 12
And all of this is confirmed where? lol.

The fact is we know nothing, and may not know for quite awhile. Speculation is useless.

And 13 3 @ 7 l 3 13 0 y ATI said that the graphics on the Nintendo Wii wont be comparable to that of the Xbox 360 or PS3 because they cant be compared in any aspect, its a completely custom design. And I think the Gamecube established that it could produce visuals that could match the Xbox with some signature titles, and I cant wait for LoZ:TP to come out as well.

http://www.gameshout.com/images/steel2.jpg

http://www.gameshout.com/images/steel3.jpg

Red Steel screenshots possibly, from magazine scan.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 3600+ X2 Biostar Tforce 550 BFG 7600GT OC Corsair XMS DDR675 2x1024 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160GB + WD 80GB SATA Windows XP Pro Compaq MV720 Logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP FX600-GLN Aspire X-Cruiser Black Razer Copperhead Tempest Ratzpad GS 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 3600+ X2 Biostar Tforce 550 BFG 7600GT OC Corsair XMS DDR675 2x1024 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160GB + WD 80GB SATA Windows XP Pro Compaq MV720 Logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP FX600-GLN Aspire X-Cruiser Black Razer Copperhead Tempest Ratzpad GS 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by 13 3 @ 7 l 3 13 0 y
oh and the GPU will have NO shaders, i dont see how they will be able to pull off next-gen multi-console games without shaders. that may mean that less "graphically realistic" games will be for the wii. (if any)

think about playing fear without shaders. that ruins the ambiance
Of course it will have shaders. The GC had shaders although they were SM 1.1 or someting. Im pretty sure the Revolution (refuse to call it by that other name) will have SM 3.0.
Very nice!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5N32-E SLI EVGA 8800GTX 2 x 1GB GSkill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD Caviar SE16 250GB Sony NEC Optiarc 18x SATA DVD Windows XP Pro Gateway FPD2485W 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PC P&C Silencer 610W Thermaltake Tsunami Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
Very nice!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5N32-E SLI EVGA 8800GTX 2 x 1GB GSkill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD Caviar SE16 250GB Sony NEC Optiarc 18x SATA DVD Windows XP Pro Gateway FPD2485W 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PC P&C Silencer 610W Thermaltake Tsunami Logitech MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 12
^^ No it likely wont, the Wii's GPU is different from normal GPU's. ATI said that themselves, and said it cant be compared to anything that has been made as of yet, so it could be a completely new approach and architecture to graphics rendering, and PC's and Consoles GPU's are usually really different anyways.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 3600+ X2 Biostar Tforce 550 BFG 7600GT OC Corsair XMS DDR675 2x1024 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160GB + WD 80GB SATA Windows XP Pro Compaq MV720 Logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP FX600-GLN Aspire X-Cruiser Black Razer Copperhead Tempest Ratzpad GS 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 3600+ X2 Biostar Tforce 550 BFG 7600GT OC Corsair XMS DDR675 2x1024 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160GB + WD 80GB SATA Windows XP Pro Compaq MV720 Logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP FX600-GLN Aspire X-Cruiser Black Razer Copperhead Tempest Ratzpad GS 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 12
Nintendo never went for the "realistic" type of graphic anyway.. which I prefer on a console as the "realistic" graphic alway look like crap on TV to my eyes and there is just never enough pixel on a TV for a trully realistic details like what you can get on PC
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ASUS P5N32-E SLI MSI Hawk 5770HD OCZ (4x1GB) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 320GB Pioneer 109 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic VX2453MH + Samsung 226CW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec NeoHE550 Antec P180 Razor DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 ASUS P5N32-E SLI MSI Hawk 5770HD OCZ (4x1GB) DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Baracuda 320GB Pioneer 109 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic VX2453MH + Samsung 226CW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec NeoHE550 Antec P180 Razor DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by 13 3 @ 7 l 3 13 0 y
theres no question in my mind that the wii games will look like that of an original xbox, seeing as the specs are nearly exactly the same. however, the 500million triangulartions is prolly not true. that particular spec hasnt been released, and the hardware cant do that much.

i very highly doubt that it will have the graphical power of the 360.

You should put that question in your mind then... Have you seen screens for Red Steel?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Nintendo
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › Console Gaming › Nintendo › Wii Spec Spectulation