Nintendo Wii U specs reportedly 50% more powerful than Xbox 360

By Gary Johnson - Dec 3, 2011

In a few months time we will see the release of the next generation of Wii console from Nintendo. It is rumored to be coming after the 2012 E3 event in June, and now is believed to support to dual touchscreen controllers. Today we have news that the Nintendo Wii U is reportedly 50% more powerful than the Xbox360.

The company is to finally release a new more powerful console that will support HD graphics. According to Wii U Daily developers that have managed to get access to the new console are claiming that it is 50% more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PS3. These estimates are based from information gained from a Japanese developer who is currently working on porting a PS3 game to the new console.

Nintendo have allegedly designed the Wii U with a quad core 3 GHz PowerPC based 45nm processor that is similar to the Xbox 360 chip. There are also 768 of DRAM embedded with the processor that is shared between the CPU and GPU, which is an unknown 40nm ATI based unit.

There are also claims that Nintendo has been testing two versions of the new console with both 1 GB and 768 MB of RAM. This is claimed to be made by IBM and is embedded with the processor that results in more bandwidth.

It has already been confirmed by Nintendo that the Wii U will support both 1080p and 3D graphics when it is finally released. The new console could have a bigger fight on its hands as there have been recent rumors suggesting the next console from Microsoft could be released later next year.

Do you think the new Nintendo console has enough to offer to gamers if these specifications are correct?

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