Wii U will have AMD Radeon HD, IBM power-based microprocessor on board.
AMD and IBM have both confirmed their support for Nintendo's newly-announced Wii U. Both company's are bringing their latest technology to Nintendo's newest platform.
IBM announced that they will provide an all-new "power-based microprocessor" that packs some of IBM's most advanced technology into an "energy-saving silicon package" that will provide power to Nintendo's brand new console.
"IBM has been a terrific partner for many years. We truly value IBM's commitment to support Nintendo in delivering an entirely new kind of gaming and entertainment experience for consumers around the world," said Genyo Takeda, Senior Managing Director, Integrated Research and Development, at Nintendo Co., Ltd.
"We're very proud to have delivered to Nintendo consistent technology advancements for three generations of entertainment consoles," said Elmer Corbin, director, IBM's custom chip business. "Our relationship with Nintendo underscores our unique position in the industry - how we work together with clients to help them leverage IBM technology, intellectual property and research to drive innovation into their own core products."
IBM says it will produce millions of chips for Nintendo featuring its IBM Silicon on Insulator (SOI) technology at 45 nanometers (45 billionths of a meter).
AMD on the other hand will provide the GPU for the upcoming console. It will feature the firms 'custom AMD Radeon HD GPU' which promises to provide the best characteristics of AMD's graphics technology solutions: high-definition graphics support; rich multimedia acceleration and playback; and multiple display support.
"We greatly value our synergistic relationship with the AMD design team. The AMD custom graphics processor delivers the best of AMD's world-class graphics expertise. AMD will support our vision of innovating play through unique entertainment experiences," said Genyo Takeda, senior managing director, Integrated Research & Development of Nintendo Co. Ltd.
"AMD shares Nintendo's excitement for the new HD entertainment experience planned for the Wii U console," said David Wang, corporate vice president of Silicon Engineering, AMD. "We're proud to provide our leading-edge HD multimedia graphics engine to power the new entertainment features of the console. Nintendo is a highly-valued customer and we look forward to the launch in 2012."