Wii U teardown, GPU part of the RV7xx series

#140DribylfPosted 11/19/2012 5:49:57 AM
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6465/nintendo-wii-u-teardown

RV740 to be exact, which is the Radeon HD 4770, I believe?

From my limited knowledge and super duper Googling skills, the card was released a few years ago in the PC market as a budget card. And it performed like one too.

Can any techhead compare the card to the 360's/PS3's? I'm curious.
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#2BeatItUpRightPosted 11/19/2012 6:19:17 AM
I believe the GPU on the 360 is around an 7900, while the GPU on the ps3 is a bit worse than that.

You can compare the two cards here, bear in mind the custom GPU's on the consoles could have potential upgrades.

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=612&card2=310

I have to say though, if it is based on the 4770 then its 3 generations old and is very low end, it is a disappointment for a new console to have such a poor GPU, as it was rumored to be based on the vastly superior 4850.
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#3GM_Posted 11/19/2012 6:20:56 AM
I believe 4770 was also rebranded as a 5770 and was then updated to support a higher DX and was repackaged again as a 6770 in 2010 which won awards for best budget card of the year.
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#4SkyCrackersPosted 11/19/2012 6:22:42 AM
Pretty bad, but it would've been foolish to expect anything different at this point.
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#5BeatItUpRightPosted 11/19/2012 6:24:40 AM(edited)
GM_ posted...
I believe 4770 was also rebranded as a 5770 and was then updated to support a higher DX and was repackaged again as a 6770 in 2010 which won awards for best budget card of the year.


But if it's based on RV740 then I fail to see how it could be a 5770, as that was based on the RV850.
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#640Dribylf(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2012 6:28:08 AM
Well it's a lot better and more efficient than the 360's (well, just on the cards they're based on) which is a given. I was kind of worried that it would fall into the pitfalls of that the 360 and PS3 are going through now, but it can handle itself well.

But the Orbis and Durango will slay the Wii U in every field techwise.
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#74dfmaEFPosted 11/19/2012 6:28:14 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_%28seventh_generation%29
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#8MelkacPosted 11/19/2012 6:33:06 AM
So, the Wii U is officially more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3. 4 times more ram, technically better GPU...but it's, at the same time, worse than the Durazno and Orbis (which are not as powerful as the "rumors" say. Wii U had a lot of rumors saying that it had 4GB of ram and whatnot, not to mention those are probably dev kits...)...hmm...

*Looks at Wii*

Well, developers have said Wii U is pretty easy to developer for. We'll see what happens.
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#9DXiRoNMaNPosted 11/19/2012 6:36:42 AM
how will an already 4 year old graphics card hold up over the next 5 years?
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#1040Dribylf(Topic Creator)Posted 11/19/2012 6:37:03 AM
I don't care about sales, because even though the Wii sold a lot, third-parties gave up on it. So third party support won't hang on sales.

As long as the Wii U is easy to develop for and developers have room for experimentation, then it's all gravy. Hopefully they'll sale well on the WIi U.
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