Wii U clock speeds revealed

While Nintendo has kept certain aspects of the Wii U hardware secret, developer “Marcan” has released them for the masses.

Marcan has revealed the CPU and GPU clock speeds for the new console, which on the surface do not appear to be too spectacular but very efficient.


According to the dev, the Wii U’s CPU speeds run at 1.24 GHz per core with 3x PowerPC type cores. Additionally, the GPU speed of the Wii U is 550 MHz. The current generation Xbox and PS3 consoles run at 3.2GHz, but the dev notes that clock speeds aren’t everything: “So yes, the Wii U CPU is nothing to write home about, but don’t compare it clock per clock with a 360 and claim it’s much worse. It isn’t.”

Basically it’s saying the Wii-U is not weaker than PS3 and 360, but nor is it a godly upgrade either. Still for what the tech is, the price range for the console is on par to what it be selling at, Nintendo aren’t milking it like they did Wii.

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