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How powerful will the Wii be?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Squall7, May 18, 2006.

  1. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    http://www.nintendorevolution.ca/05162006/06/nintendo_rumor_wii_graphics_on_par_with_xbox_360
    This article states that "According to this article on the site, Mozlapunk has recently spoken to a "reliable source" who claims that Nintendo's Wii console will be capable of displaying graphics that "will be visually on par with the Xbox 360 and may even exceed it slightly." This certainly has gotten many gamers' tongues wagging, since according to IGN they weren't expecting the console's graphical performance to be any more powerful than a slightly souped up Xbox console."
    I have to say, that when I showed the E3 trailer of Red Steel to a friend, the first thing he said was "This is an FMV right?".
    As far as I can tell, the graphics for pretty much all of the new Wii games are beautiful, which is why I can believe this happening. I mean, just imagine this major blow to the competition!
     
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    zero1661 WiiChat Member

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    its not happening nintendo themselves said it wasnt nearly as powerful as the competition and red steel looked good but not great
     
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    WiiFan Nintendo Loyalist

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    precisely. That was what I was thinking. But one of my users posted something about the aftershow demonstration, and it looking much better.
     
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    While I don't doubt the games will be improved over the Gamecube, it will not be comparable to Xbox 360 games or PS3 in due time. The guy made mention of every game at E3 using the actual Wii's, but, I've heard from an alternate source, http://www.penny-arcade.com/, that they were actually running on Gamecubes rather than Wii's. I guess it's open for debate? :sick:
     
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    Jesse Protector of Hyrule

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    It has to do with the developers. I mean Resident Evil 4 was/is one of the best looking games around. Graphically looks great, its all about maximizing the potiental of a console.
     
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  6. The true Link

    The true Link Hero of time

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    well the wii hasnt been relesed yet they could decide to buff it up abit or make like special graphic cards u buy seperately to make the graphics more sharper and just as good, if not better than xbox 360.
     
  7. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    It's not like Xbox graphics were all that bad though. Besides, they're forgetting the fact that it's a 'souped up' meaning better than. That doesn't mean that the graphics are rubbish, merely less powerful than a 360, if the article is wrong. If it is right, I think Wii may have an even bigger monopoly over the console market this time!
     
  8. The true Link

    The true Link Hero of time

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    l the nez was a 16 bit
    the snez was a 32 bit
    n64 was a 64 bit
    gamecube 128 bit

    so the wii will b a 252 bit .. or summin like that

    oh buy the way i have no idea what i just typed and what it means
     
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    Napalmbrain WiiChat Member

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    They're "word sizes". They're actually less important than they sound. Nowadays computers tend to be 32 or 64 bit.
     
  10. phimuajedi69

    phimuajedi69 WiiChat Member

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    right, the word size hasn't mattered to video game consoles for about 5 years now. computers are just now making the move into 64 bit, meaning the n64 was about 10 years ahead of pc development in that regard. since then the hardware has developed to handle different word sizes, and now its more about how fast the hardware can pump the words through its pipeline.
     
  11. The true Link

    The true Link Hero of time

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    ah well it seemes im a bit behind in time lol i know nufin about computers
     
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    its cool everyone can't know everything, i wouldn't know most of that if i didn't have a degree in computer science....

    anyway, speculation aside nintendo has kept the exact specs from being known so until then there is no way to really tell how powerful the system will be exactly

    but back to the speculation, i'd say it will actually be close to the 360 in terms of graphics. heres my reason: the price difference is about that between the high end and almost high end graphics cards from any given company currently available, ati for example has the x1800 and 1900 (high end) available for $450-600, the next step down x1600 retails for about $300

    the differences are minimal are mostly speed related, the graphics look almost the same between the two cards except for certain bells and whistles (this is where the 360 and esp. the ps3 will outstrip the wii) supported by the more costly cards
     
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    Apparently a developer has leaked the specs for the Wii's CPU and GPU according to http://revolution.ign.com/articles/699/699118p1.html
    In this they seem to believe that the Wii will have slightly less horsepower then the origional xbox. Im not sure if i believe it entirely. The controlers given to developers wern't the same as the real ones (having wires and all) so i spose it is possible that nintendo diddn't send the real console either...
    To me it seems unlikely that the Wii will be up to the ps3 and 360 in power though, if it was wouldn't nintendo of anounced it eairlier to sell convert more people to the Wii instead of letting them go out and buy 360s?
     
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    That is really good to heard becasue I was unsure of how powerfull it was going to be but it is awsome that it will be up to battle the xbox 360 in power.
     
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    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    i just wanna play metroid with the new remote. thats enough power for anyone.
     
  16. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    Actually, the NES was 8-bit (hence 8-bit theatre), the SNES was 16-bit. Sony and Saturn were 32-bit, but Nintendo jumped to 64-bit with N64. If I remember correctly...:D
     
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    And the gamecube has a 64-bit processor, but it still technically outperforms the ps2 because of its gpu and processor architecture
     
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    linkzeldagame Posts when necessary.

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    And its also well designed compared to the PS2. Just coz it has lower numbers in one aspect of its hardware specs in comparision to other consoles doesn't mean that it sucks as most people like to see that way nowdays... \/\/

    OMFG! The PS2 has DVD reading and its really nifty and has best graphics blah blah blah...

    Hey man! Look at my XBOX man! Its really cool and has a better CPU than the G4ycube! And it also has a DVD player in it and better games in it such as Halo, TimeSplitters etc which are way cooler than those kiddy mario games that come out with the G4ycube!!!
     
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    You know what would be awesome? If we got nearer to the release date and Nintendo released a statement saying "You know when we said we weren't focussing on graphics? We may have lied just a little bit ;)" and then released the real specs on the Wii which were like double what they are now. I know this is wishful thinking but really, everyones like "This is as good as it gets because Nintendo said so" ... well ...surely they then have the right to change whatever statement they want right? Just saying it would be kickass and annoy the hell out of Sony and Microsoft.

    [EDIT] Wasn't this article released in May? Could still be relevant I know but that IS a while...
     
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    user banned for this post - i0n
     
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