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how good is the wii?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by codeking, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. codeking

    codeking Computer Nerd, not Geek

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    all of you are probably wondering how good the wii is and "729MHz CPU" makes no sense to you. i'll explain it in so you don't have to become a programmer to understand it.

    the wii has the following features:

    - IBM 729 MHz PowerPC CPU ("Broadway")
    - ATI 242 MHz Graphics Processor ("Hollywood")
    - 91 MB of on-board memory
    - 512 MB built-in flash memory
    - 2USB 2.0 ports
    - A proprietary output for video and audio
    - 4 Gamecube controller ports and 2 Gamecube memory card ports
    - Slot loading optical drive compatible with standard DVD and GameCube sized discs
    - SD memory card slot(s)
    - WiFi by Broadcom, with 802.11b & 802.11g support

    i'll explain all of that

    the cpu controls how fast the game can load, how much it will leg, and how much it can handle. This is almost exactly the same speed as the xbox and about 150% the power of the gamecube

    the graphic processor (gpu) takes care of all the graphics. It's double the power of the gamecube and the same power as the xbox (again)

    This is the memory used to store saved games and virtual console games. its about the size of 16 n64 games.

    this means it can connect with your wireless internet

    hope you found this helpful. post any corrections
     
  2. SuStinance

    SuStinance WiiChat Member

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    To be fair, the hardware of the Wii, is not the reason people are buying it. In terms of the actual hardware, it's the weakest of all the next-gen consoles. Alot are simply buying it because it's so much fun.
     
  3. codeking

    codeking Computer Nerd, not Geek

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    thats why im buying it also. just wanted to answer everybody's question
     
  4. SuStinance

    SuStinance WiiChat Member

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    Yeh, nice info from the hardware standpoint ;)
     
  5. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    This should be in hardware, but...
    with very little to work with, the Wii does an awesome job. :)
     
  6. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    Still un-confirmed, we will soon know the truth though.
     
  7. tooknie

    tooknie WiiChat Member

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    Prob a dumb question

    Do we know yet whether we will be able to save virtual console games onto an SD card if the internal memory is too full?
     
  8. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    Hey there new member :D

    Yes, you can save virtual console games to an SD card, but you shouldn't have asked that in this thread.
     
  9. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    I've heard from many people - the answer is yes. I don't have an article to confirm it but that's what they have said. But you can't take the SD card to your friend's house and load up the game on their Wii. It only works with your Wii. [I'm sure hackers will find a way to get around this]
     
  10. tooknie

    tooknie WiiChat Member

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    Thanks for the friendly warning, I'd best go read the forum r:blush2: ules!
     

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