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Care to explain how you'd pull that off? Ten times the power is alot. There's no way you're doing that for something that costs what a Wii does without taking a huger, huge loss.
The Xenos GPU only has 48 shaders. Turks has 480 shaders on 40nm. The Turks GPU will fit inside the launch Wii GPU die size when ported to 28nm. Day one profit.

Although, it seems Nintendo wants to take a bath. They could fit a 6870@28nm into their next gen console, inside the Xenos die size that Microsoft launched with.
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Why not a more efficient GPU rather than R700?
    
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Why not a more efficient GPU rather than R700?
Oh hey, lets use a Barts core for Wii 2!
*A couple years of development later*
Ugh, Barts is outdated! Why don't we use a more efficient *Insert new name* core?
*A couple years of development later*
...

Also, bleeding edge hardware not only doesn't make sense from a developmental standpoint, but it's also riskier from a reliability standpoint. Older hardware has its kinks worked out and its reliability proven.
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Oh hey, lets use a Barts core for Wii 2!
*A couple years of development later*
Ugh, Barts is outdated! Why don't we use a more efficient *Insert new name* core?
*A couple years of development later*
...

Also, bleeding edge hardware not only doesn't make sense from a developmental standpoint, but it's also riskier from a reliability standpoint. Older hardware has its kinks worked out and its reliability proven.
LOL, THIS.

All the WII really needs to do is support the latest graphical API (DX11) and your standard HD resolutions (720P/1080P). Don't think we'll see DX11 in console games for a while, though.
    
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I highly doubt this, if it is true the console will come at very high prices ~$799 or so on first year...

If this is 10x better than the 360/ps3 and it is released next year, the console WILL cost atmost ~$1200, if the ps3 cost 600 on first week and the 360 500 then this wii 2 should cost at prices up to the thousands...

Am I the only one doubting this?
post #106 of 133
why does nintendo intentionally disable themselves?

512mb ram? it would cost nintendo a couple of dollars to double the ram

r700? we are living in 2011 not 2008 nintendo

triple core? lolwut?

edit: in for a $20 original wii
post #107 of 133
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I highly doubt this, if it is true the console will come at very high prices ~$799 or so on first year...

If this is 10x better than the 360/ps3 and it is released next year, the console WILL cost atmost ~$1200, if the ps3 cost 600 on first week and the 360 500 then this wii 2 should cost at prices up to the thousands...

Am I the only one doubting this?
Uhm. Nintendo wouldn't release a console that costs $1200. I'm pretty sure there's a reason why they release cheap, weaksauce hardware.
    
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Actually the spec sounds pretty good. Nintendo is going for the casual gamers, they won't know what 720p or 1080p is. With a triple core and 4870, it should run most games at 720p just fine.
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R700 was the entire Radeon HD 4000 series. Hopefully it's one of the 47xx or 48xx
Heck if it had a 4770 equivalent for the GPU that would be spectacular! I remember my little 4770 posse. We used to kick the crap outta some games. ^^
     
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I know nintendo is all about innovation in the console market, but if it were up to me, I'd dump the touchscreen, make a standard controller, and up the hardware a bit. On the flip side, they'd probably lose the casual gaming crowd if they did this.

Honestly, though. I really hope that this touchscreen idea doesn't force third parties to sacrifice game quality in order to implement the use of the touchscreen. Simplicity does have its advantages.
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