The clues as to the actual contents of Nintendo’s Wii and Xbox 360 lovechild are starting to add up. Next up after IBM’s “Watson-related processor” hint is the GPU, which seems to have been specifically chosen to fuel the fires of forum fanboy discussion. And yes, alliteration kicks ass.
Apparently, the slab of silicon powering the Wii’s visual dimension is a species of R770 chipset, which PC hardware enthusiasts may remember from such boards as the Radeon 4890 and console enthusiasts will recognize from nowhere whatsoever because they probably think graphics cards are credit cards with custom graphics on them. Seeing as how the Xbox 360 is boasting a slightly beefier X1900 and still doing alright for itself five years later, the Nintendo Wii U’s graphics capabilities seem a bit more than alright. Then again, the Xbox 360 never had to broadcast two video streams at the same time either.