When the Wii U first made an appearance on the world stage back at E3 2011, there were whispers going around that it was going to be equal to or greater in power then the Xbox360 or the PS3. Oh how many people laughed and scoffed at the idea.
Now those whispers may been proven true, a new spec list for the wii u has been “leaked” onto the web by a “Japanese Developer” who is currently working on porting an existing PS3 title onto the wii u.
So what’s in it?
The leaked spec sheet show the Wii U running a:
Quad Core, 3GHz PowerPC-based 45nm CPU,
768 MB of DRAM shared between the CPU and the GPU,
While the graphics will be powered by a 40nm AMD Chip.
However, that’s not all, the source who leaked the sheet claims that Nintendo have shipped two devices one with 768 MB Ram and the other with 1GB.
Considering the Xbox 360 elite is currently running a IBM Power PC – 3.2 GHz ( Triple-Core ) with 512MB of RAM with a 500 MHz ATI Xenos graphics card. While the PS3 is packing a 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine with 1 PPE & 7 SPEs, 256MB for the system and 256MB for the graphics processor with a 550 MHz NVIDIA/SCEI RSX ‘Reality Synthesizer’ rounding off the package. The Wii U looks like a real powerhouse beside them.
Although it’s all just rumour and a case of mine is theoretically bigger than yours at the moment we will have to wait until E3 2012 to see the real article running. I just hope they have something decent to show case this console with, don’t get me wrong I love Mario as much as the next person but…