Wii U To Use 'Modern', 'Custom' AMD GPU With Multiple Display Support

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5 years ago#1
"Today at E3, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced its support for Nintendo’s newly-announced Wii U™ system, as a new way to enjoy HD console gaming entertainment. The custom AMD Radeon™ HD GPU reflects the best characteristics of AMD’s graphics technology solutions: high-definition graphics support; rich multimedia acceleration and playback; and multiple display support. As an industry leader, AMD has supplied the game console market with graphics expertise and ongoing support for more than 10 years.

“We greatly value our synergistic relationship with the AMD design team. The AMD custom graphics processor delivers the best of AMD’s world-class graphics expertise. AMD will support our vision of innovating play through unique entertainment experiences," said Genyo Takeda, senior managing director, Integrated Research & Development of Nintendo Co. Ltd.

“AMD shares Nintendo’s excitement for the new HD entertainment experience planned for the Wii U console,” said David Wang, corporate vice president of Silicon Engineering, AMD. “We’re proud to provide our leading-edge HD multimedia graphics engine to power the new entertainment features of the console. Nintendo is a highly-valued customer and we look forward to the launch in 2012.”

AMD custom graphics enable the new Nintendo system to provide exciting, immersive game play and interaction for consumers around the world. The AMD custom graphics processor features a modern and rich graphics processing core, allowing the new console to shine with new graphics capabilities."


The multiple display support makes it sound like at least a 5000 series chip so it probably is DX11 spec compliant.
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5 years ago#2
5 years ago#3
I want some tech heads in here to see how powerful this baby is....
5 years ago#4
Come on people? Why does everyone ignore the GOOD topics yet flock the negative ones??
5 years ago#5

and let there be hope for the future
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5 years ago#6
From this thread at NeoGAF:


Some good discussion about the potential capabilities of the console.
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5 years ago#7
Tzuba12 posted...
Come on people? Why does everyone ignore the GOOD topics yet flock the negative ones??

Frankly, the article doesn't seem to say anything that exciting. Everyone who cares has probably already assumed that it's a custom made AMD card since that's what Nintendo always gets.
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5 years ago#8
It is still vague. I mean multiple display support makes sense but the question is will it support potentially FIVE Displays at once? Y'know, TV and 4 uPads? If they can do that with the AMD card I'll not only be impressed but giddy with excitement.
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5 years ago#9
5 years ago#10
Good to see they're going with ATI again. They've been going with them since the GCN, right?
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