We realize you were halfway through dialing your Xbox-owning friends to rub it in just after you read that headline, but don’t get too excited just yet. True, IBM has let slip that the 45nm custom silicon inside Nintendo’s newly unveiled Wii U was provisioned with serious amounts of DRAM and uses a lot of the tricks Big Blue has learned in manufacturing the supercomputer brain that beat out the Jeopardy contestants, but considering the amount of video streaming that chip will have to do to constantly feed video output to at least three sources at once (TV screen plus at least two touchscreen controllers), we’re pretty sure it’s going to have its hands full.
No other details are available at the moment, neither clock speeds, nor even anything as prosaic as GPU specs, but judging from what Nintendo showed at their E3 keynote alone, this thing can easily match the status quo, but it probably won’t exceed current competitors in output.
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