Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wii U supports 1080p, CPU And GPU Confirmed

Wii U supports 1080p, CPU And GPU Confirmed

Nintendo has confirmed that Wii U will support 1080p output.

Here’s the full video output: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.

In a technical specs sheet published today, Nintendo revealed new information on the revolutionary console:

The CPU is an IBM Power-based multi-core processor. The GPU is an AMD Radeon-based High Definition GPU.

The machine can support two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board.

Wii U uses internal flash memory. It also supports SD memory cards and external USB storage. The media used is Wii U and Wii optical discs.

On the networking side of things, Wii U can access the internet via wireless (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) connection. Ite features four USB 2.0 connectors – two in the front and two in the rear – that support Wii LAN Adapters.

Audio: Wii U uses six-channel PCM linear output via HDMI connector, or analog output via the AV Multi Out connector.

Nintendo also confirmed it is working with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube to bring video to Wii U. These experiences will take advantage of the integrated second-screen experience, the firm said.

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  • nick

    is that all!?
    ps3 does 7.1PCM!
    sigh, looks like my fears are confirmed!
    wiiU is not even a current gen system, let alone a next gen one!
    seriously, how can you release a console in 2012 that has lower specs than one released in 2006!?
    pathetic nintendo!

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