We recently started hearing of rumors regarding the next Xbox and the PlayStation 4 (among other things), and now there’s a rumor going about that claims the Wii U’s hardware will be 50 percent more powerful than the Xbox 360’s hardware.
An unnamed Japanese developer, who is reportedly working on porting a PlayStation 3 title over to the Wii U, told website Wii U Daily that the console will have a processor similar to the one found in the Xbox 360, but considerably more powerful. The rumored specs are:
- Quad Core, 3 GHz PowerPC-based 45nm CPU, very similar to the Xbox 360 chip.
- 768 MB of DRAM “embedded” with the CPU, and shared between CPU and GPU
- Unknown, 40nm ATI-based GPU
The same source told the website that Nintendo is testing two versions of the console, one with 768 MB of DRAM and one with 1 GB. Like the SKU with 768 MB of DRAM, the 1GB version’s RAM is also embedded with the CPU.
Going by what Nintendo showed off in their tech demos at E3 this year, these specs don’t seem all that far-fetched. Still, you should take this rumor with a grain of salt until Nintendo gets around to hammering out the final specs.
Source: Wii U Daily