Non precise CPU/GPU details

#1ZodrynPosted 12/4/2012 2:05:19 AM
Please people. Posting the clock rate and number of cores does not count as proof that the Wii U, or any other console or PC is x% more powerful or less powerful than anything else. The exception being two chips with the same architecture (i.e. my 77W quad core Ivy Bridge chip at 3.4GHz is definitely faster than your 17W dual core Ivy Bridge chip at 1.7GHz). So, until we have complete, precise info on all of the important details, possibly including some benchmarks, here is a more vague sense of what we actually "know".

1) A few devs have said that the CPU is pretty bad. Others say it's comparable to current gen, but different. It's clocked lower, but has a better architecture than the 360's CPU. Time will tell what devs can get out of it compared with 360/PS3.

2) The GPU is supposedly much better than current gen (say the same people who complained about the CPU). Nothing crazy, but definitely better. It is clocked the same as the 360's GPU, but is newer, and like the CPU, the architecture is better.

3) We have double the useable RAM as the 360, which is nice. I'd bet the 720 will double that again or maybe even quadruple it, but 1GB isn't bad for a console.

I love numbers, and I hate being vague, but really, we still don't know all that much about the components we're dealing with and what they're capable of.
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#2nonexistingheroPosted 12/4/2012 3:20:58 AM
Finally a topic by someone that isn't completely ignorant.
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#3looolrogPosted 12/4/2012 3:33:50 AM
A spin-off topic.

Cute.
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#4nonexistingheroPosted 12/4/2012 4:17:23 AM
It's accurate though.
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#5hustlin_pimpstePosted 12/4/2012 4:29:38 AM
nonexistinghero posted...
It's accurate though.


Not really. He is using a lot of supposition, so that is not accurate at all.
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#6nonexistingheroPosted 12/4/2012 6:05:19 AM
- The CPU being slightly worse than the 360's and PS3's CPU was stated by multiple developers. Since it's clocked at 1.24 GHz, it's only logical that that 1.24 GHz is not nearly as bad as it seems. Plenty of PC folks have provided plenty of examples of modern CPU's with lower clock speeds than in 2005-2006 absolutely smoke those older ones.

- The GPU being better than the 360 & PS3's GPU was stated by developers as well. Multiple have gone on to make a statement that indicates a significant difference.

- 1 GB RAM is used for games. Yes, it's slower in certain ways, but there's a lot more as well. It doesn't need as much speed, since it can store more information. And Nintendo might give an update later that allows developers to use more than 1 GB of RAM for games.

So really, what's not accurate? He basically summed up what's known so far and it doesn't get more accurate and specific than that.
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