Fun fact, no one gave a damn about the speeds of the CPU and GPU before this.

#51lgiPosted 11/30/2012 2:02:25 PM
Why do you think they called it Nintendo 64 on a 32-bit era?
#52ShadowSkill11Posted 11/30/2012 2:05:26 PM
DarkShadowRage posted...
Now when the Wii U releases, everyone is all about the CPU speeds and the power of the GPU, but before not one person actually gave a damn.


Uh, yes we did. Do you think those of us not into Wii and WiiU hate it just because it says Nintendo on the box? No we hate it because its underpowered trash with a gimmick on it and we know it limits the types of games that can be made on it.
#53Ryan SiPosted 11/30/2012 2:15:53 PM
...and we have another Gamecube ladies and Gentlemen. Decent enough hardware, but still can't compete with Sony (or Microsoft for that matter) when it comes to third-party games or older (let's say mid 20s and up) gamers.

Not to mention the forthcoming systems from Sony and Microsoft will be more powerful than Wii U in probably every sense. They won't compete with PCs (it's not a realistic cost-friendly achievement), but Wii U games will look inferior.
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#54thundercat2600Posted 11/30/2012 2:29:17 PM
Foppe posted...
Clock speed means nothing when comparing CPUs across different eras.

The Wii U CPU might be only be 1.2-1.7 GHz, but it's running on more advanced architecture and die size. Not to mention it comes with an assload of eDRAM. Real world performance should put it on par, if not slightly better than other tri-core CPUs running at more than twice the clockspeed. Newer chips tend to be much more efficeint.

It'd be like saying a 3GHz pentium 4 processor would beat out a 1.7 GHz i5 (hint: it won't). Clockspeed means nothing.


It's not on a more advanced die size. It's using 45 nm lithography just like Xbox 360 is, and its CPU is 1/3 the size -> it only has about 1/3 the # of transistors.

It'll be interesting to see if all the eDRAM and GPGPU can help make up for the shortcomings. I think one thing is pretty clear, though: it's going to require a lot of effort to really take advantage of the Wii U's hardware. It's not going to be a situation where they can easily port multiplatform games to Wii U and get better performance than on 360/PS3. Which seems like a foolish design decision to me.
#55StealthlysPosted 11/30/2012 2:32:48 PM
lol console specs. Pc gaming>consoles. Srsly everyone who does give a damn about specs so much these days, you might as well have a top end gaming pc. With a 10,000 dollar phase cool unit, an Alienware case, because alienware cases are bad ***. With Dual 7850s, 16 core cpu, with 4.20ghz.
#56FoppePosted 11/30/2012 2:34:28 PM
Stealthlys posted...
lol console specs. Pc gaming>consoles. Srsly everyone who does give a damn about specs so much these days, you might as well have a top end gaming pc. With a 10,000 dollar phase cool unit, an Alienware case, because alienware cases are bad ***. With Dual 7850s, 16 core cpu, with 4.20ghz.


And a memoryhogging OS so you will never be able to use all that horsepower.
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#57MasterZhulPosted 11/30/2012 2:35:57 PM
I still don't give a damn
#58PigfartsPosted 11/30/2012 2:36:30 PM
DarkShadowRage posted...
Now when the Wii U releases, everyone is all about the CPU speeds and the power of the GPU, but before not one person actually gave a damn.


Fun fact, b/c no other system ever came out with a CPU slower then the current 7 year old systems.
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#59StealthlysPosted 11/30/2012 2:38:08 PM
Foppe posted...
Stealthlys posted...
lol console specs. Pc gaming>consoles. Srsly everyone who does give a damn about specs so much these days, you might as well have a top end gaming pc. With a 10,000 dollar phase cool unit, an Alienware case, because alienware cases are bad ***. With Dual 7850s, 16 core cpu, with 4.20ghz.


And a memoryhogging OS so you will never be able to use all that horsepower.


>obtain $50,000 computer http://www.mwelab.com/index.php/en/products/emperor-200

>forget 64 bit OS.
#60El_ZaggyPosted 11/30/2012 2:56:35 PM
DarkShadowRage posted...
Now when the Wii U releases, everyone is all about the CPU speeds and the power of the GPU, but before not one person actually gave a damn.


are you livingon another planet ? yes they did.