Further proof the Wii U is a 7th gen system

#1_Candice_Posted 3/1/2013 1:56:26 PM
The Wii U GPU core features 320 stream processors married up with 16 texture mapping units and featuring 8 ROPs.

the Wii U hardware is based on AMD's RV770 line of processors - essentially the Radeon HD 4xxx cards (from 2008)

the final GPU is indeed a close match to the 4650/4670, albeit with a deficit in the number of texture-mapping units and a lower clock speed - 550MHz.

With these numbers we can now, categorically, finally rule out any next-gen pretensions for the Wii U bearing in mind the inclusion of just eight ROPs, it's highly unlikely that we'll be seeing any complex 3D titles running at 1080p.


http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-wii-u-graphics-power-finally-revealed
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#2tuznecotePosted 3/1/2013 1:57:52 PM
Can I see a game that proves this please?
#3WhiteSword7Posted 3/1/2013 1:59:07 PM
Wii U is able to run ps4 graphics
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#4Chocobo115Posted 3/1/2013 1:59:53 PM
WhiteSword7 posted...
Wii U is able to run ps4 graphics


Umm... No
#5PendragoonPosted 3/1/2013 2:03:42 PM(edited)
That article was debunked by chipworks an hour after it went live as the GPU and CPU is 100% custom. There is no comparison to any existing AMD design currently in use.

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=511628

This is the thread that Digital Foundry ripped off to create their "I told you so" article. The chipworks statement is in the first post.
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#6lgiPosted 3/1/2013 2:01:23 PM
tuznecote posted...
Can I see a game that proves this please?


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#7DynheartPosted 3/1/2013 2:05:21 PM
PENDRAG0ON posted...
That article was debunked by chipworks an hour after it went live as the GPU and CPU is 100% custom. There is no comparison to any existing AMD design currently in use.

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=511628

This is the thread that Digital Foundry ripped off to create their "I told you so" article. The chipworks statement is in the first post.


Was about to post this.

The fact is, no one knows what this card is based off of. Any numbers thrown out is just speculation.

The only one set in stone is the clock speed, as that was hacked. But even that has some room for error.
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#8DanteSInferno84Posted 3/1/2013 2:07:27 PM
_Candice_ posted...
The Wii U GPU core features 320 stream processors married up with 16 texture mapping units and featuring 8 ROPs.

the Wii U hardware is based on AMD's RV770 line of processors - essentially the Radeon HD 4xxx cards (from 2008)

the final GPU is indeed a close match to the 4650/4670, albeit with a deficit in the number of texture-mapping units and a lower clock speed - 550MHz.

With these numbers we can now, categorically, finally rule out any next-gen pretensions for the Wii U bearing in mind the inclusion of just eight ROPs, it's highly unlikely that we'll be seeing any complex 3D titles running at 1080p.


http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-wii-u-graphics-power-finally-revealed


Mass Effect 3 looks great on it... Monster Hunter 3 Ultimates demo looked pretty sweet. So has Batman and other 3D titles. I mean, how "complex" of 3D are we talking here, because even the PS4 didn't show anything super complex (but still sweet too look at, that dragon was sweet, and the Square movie was.... well, typical square though it didnt look too different from the quality of say the cutscenese from Sonic 06).
#9lgiPosted 3/1/2013 2:07:49 PM
Sooooooo, this is what the 7th gen looks like:
http://youtu.be/rBBdSXy8lm8
#10NejiHyuga900Posted 3/1/2013 2:15:14 PM
Wii U is an eighth generation console. The eighth generation of videos started on 2011 with the Nintendo 3DS. The power of a console doesn't matter in terms of generation. Why are people still making these topics? Specs doesn't matter to me; only the games matter and the Wii U delivers a lot of great games.
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