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    Wii U will have AMD Radeon HD, IBM power-based microprocessor on board

    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."

    Nintendo announced its brand new home console at their E3 press conference earlier this week. It is slated for release in 2012.

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    The IBM microprocessor is based on the one used in the Watson supercomputer.

    The Wii U will kick our asses in Jeopardy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aiko View Post
    The IBM microprocessor is based on the one used in the Watson supercomputer.

    The Wii U will kick our asses in Jeopardy.
    Except they had to tell Watson when to buzz in... that was the only downfall to him.


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    i think nintendo should not release the wii u just yet because see how all the other consoles are taking there time in making their product what this release is going to do is once again putting nintendo in last place or maybe pump up to second this time because yes all those things their putting in on the wii u sounds great but isn't it obvious they are putting the same things that the other consoles already have not putting effort in putting in something ahead like built in 3d capabilities and/or putting in a ram that runs higher than 4 ghz making an internal memory or external over 1 terabyte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elementkg View Post
    what this release is going to do is once again putting nintendo in last place or maybe pump up to second this time
    imsorrywhat?

    You might of forgotten the Wii is currently in "first place"... That, and releasing their console so early is putting clear pressure on Sony and Microsoft. With the Wii U going to have probably a year, maybe even more on the other companies' console, it's going to steal a portion of the market that would otherwise be spread across the consoles in sales. An early release can be extremely beneficial to sales, so long as the product is released early due to well-spent production time, and not because of rushing the product's release. Point being, I think Nintendo already has a foothold in the next gen market, simply from an early release.

    What? Posting on topic?
    Uh...
    Sounds awesome, the WiiU specs.

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