Wii U teardown, GPU part of the RV7xx series

#51maxfenigPosted 11/20/2012 10:02:09 AM
Nintendo couldn't have used better architecture and components because they made the idiotic decision to only use 40 watts power. I don't get it.
#52adampeltzPosted 11/20/2012 10:12:02 AM
maxfenig posted...
Nintendo couldn't have used better architecture and components because they made the idiotic decision to only use 40 watts power. I don't get it.


Hasn't energy efficiency been their philosophy since the GCN?
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#53PendragoonPosted 11/20/2012 10:15:18 AM
adampeltz posted...
maxfenig posted...
Nintendo couldn't have used better architecture and components because they made the idiotic decision to only use 40 watts power. I don't get it.


Hasn't energy efficiency been their philosophy since the GCN?


Power draw is a bigger issue in Japan than it is in California, so it is no wonder that efficiency is a big deal for them.

I kinda like the idea that my TV and Wii U use less power than my PS3.
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#54SolisPosted 11/20/2012 10:17:53 AM
VGAddict90 posted...
So, is the GPU more powerful than PS360, or not?

In overall performance, the most likely answer is yes.

Compared to the PS3 it's almost certainly more powerful (probably by around 2x, I would estimate). Compared to the Xbox 360 it becomes slightly more questionable, but it more than likely still would manage to outdue it in most ways, and has richer feature support (being pretty much a full fledged DirectX 10.1 component, as opposed to the Xenos which was closer to being a greatly extended version of DirectX 9).
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#55maxfenigPosted 11/20/2012 10:44:43 AM
Don't get me wrong, nintendo boffins have been very creative and done a great job to get what they have from 40w but I think most people would rather it used say 70w and get much better performance.
#56PendragoonPosted 11/20/2012 10:53:54 AM
maxfenig posted...
Don't get me wrong, nintendo boffins have been very creative and done a great job to get what they have from 40w but I think most people would rather it used say 70w and get much better performance.


It may be underclocked for launch. Remember the PSP? It has a 333mhz processor, but it was underclocked at 222mhz for years, with the extra head room that they have, an update unlocking more memory and giving a mild overclock may not be impossible...
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#57aether17Posted 11/20/2012 11:02:18 AM
There isn't anything on there that would state it's of the R700 series. These guys are assuming it is based on the rumors.

Plus, he says "then we're looking at something a bit larger than the RV740."

It wouldn't be a 4770. If anything, I would expect a 4850 or 4870, of course a modified version. We'll need the tech people to analyze it a bit more before concluding. These chips are several times more capable than anything on the PS360.
#58maxfenigPosted 11/20/2012 11:11:23 AM
PENDRAG0ON posted...
maxfenig posted...
Don't get me wrong, nintendo boffins have been very creative and done a great job to get what they have from 40w but I think most people would rather it used say 70w and get much better performance.


It may be underclocked for launch. Remember the PSP? It has a 333mhz processor, but it was underclocked at 222mhz for years, with the extra head room that they have, an update unlocking more memory and giving a mild overclock may not be impossible...


Would be good but I doubt it.
#59Crunch34Posted 11/20/2012 11:16:45 AM(edited)
2012 and it's slightly better if not on par with 360 and ps3. that is pathetic.
#60Emerald_MeliosPosted 11/20/2012 11:26:50 AM
maxfenig posted...
Don't get me wrong, nintendo boffins have been very creative and done a great job to get what they have from 40w but I think most people would rather it used say 70w and get much better performance.


Or maybe we don't want it to overheat for the sake of "better performance."