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    I just wanted to jump in and mention that the Wii has double the clock speed of a GC and a better gfx coproc. The GC could put out 480p. I don't think it's that big of a jump to think that the Wii could do more.

    Nintnendo is a small company in relative terms. They also develop a lot of first-party titles. As such, they really have to divide their resources strategically. When you think about all the different features of the Wii and all the more pressing concerns (online gaming, downloadable content, etc.), it seems, at least to me, that it would be awhile before Nintendo supported HD.

    But that doesn't mean the Wii can't do it. It was mentioned that the Xbox did 720. That was an 800 MHz P-III...

    I've got my component cables on order from nintendo.com, and I'm stteing up my new 27" LCD HDTV this afternoon, so I think Nintendo did a good job of at least putting 480p out initially.

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    The XBOX can do 1080i as well. I would like to be optomistic as well by saying the Wii can do 720p. I am afraid that the hardware isn't designed to do it. I think they are gearing up for the next generation, and the majority of the processing power the unit has is going towards reading the truely amazing remote control, and for the online interactive things they have yet to devolpe, or release. There are pages of channels that are left blank for the future. I think that Nintendo is more concerned about making the unit really fun and innovative, over the idea's of having a True HD output.
    I would love to see at least 720p, but I would rather more options for my gaming experience online than a few extra lines of resolution.
    Just my $.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroidZ
    wouldn't matter to me, i've got a standard TV.

    this is it! someone I can compare with!

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    guys....the specs for the wii were just rumors, weren't they? i doubt that nintendo would make a next-gen console that isn't even as powerful as a last gen console...but thats just my opinion :P WII ROCKS


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    I'm sure Nintendo will go HD later like they produce the DS-Lite to prolong life of the DS. They have to go HD later but not now as not many ppl have HD-TV. Once the world has adapted the HD-TV, I'm sure they will as the consumer may get used to the Wii gameplay and demand better graphic capability like the PS3 and 360 later in it's product life cycle..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taero
    Actually I can't remember where I saw the comparison now but the Wii is actually about 3mhz slower than the XBox as is its GPU, just wanted to put that in but sure if the XBox could do it so could the Wii.
    XBox is a generic x86 CPU, as was its GPU. I believe in actual benchmarks the Wii is a good 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindStalker
    XBox is a generic x86 CPU, as was its GPU. I believe in actual benchmarks the Wii is a good 25% faster.
    I wouldn't be at all surprised if it performed even better than that, PIII is still a 32bit external CPU, I would say the Broadway is most definitely 64bit current PowerPC generation technology, the RAM is faster in the Wii, It would be reasonable to assume that Wii CPU can outperform a PIII by two fold.

    As for the GPU, who can say - no specs, probably has a few tricks up it sleeve that Nintendo and ATI haven't let out of the bag yet

    -- Jim.

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    Nintendo's biggest concern should be there online gaming right now, not their graphics.

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    Nintendo's biggest concern should be there online gaming right now, not their graphics.
    thats the damn truth

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    They "say" that it was twice as powerful as the xbox. Didn't the xbox support resolutions beyond 480p? Theoretically, the Wii should be powersul enough to support 720i or for the most 720p. Anyway, I don't plan on plunking down $2000 bucks for a plasma TV just for games anytime soon.

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