Rumor: Wii U CPU could be clocked at 1.22Ghz
The Wii U has been torn apart and had its guts spilled out by numerous tech outlets already. We haven’t learned as much as people would’ve hoped in regards to the system’s specs yet, but now we have a more detailed look at the Wii U’s CPU.
It has a multi-core IBM PowerPC-based CPU, as you more than likely know. And when you look at the picture above of the system’s CPU/GPU (which are very close to each other) you may be saying to yourself “this tells me nothing new!”
You could be right. But I will remind of the numbers written on the Wii’s Broadway CPU.
The clock speed that everyone has accepted (and inside sources confirmed years ago) for the Wii’s CPU is 729Mhz. Look at the CPU, it actually has those numbers on it. Nintendo literally hid the CPU’s clock speed on the CPU itself.
Now look at the Wii U’s CPU at the top of this post. There are a lot of numbers. Not all of them will have something to with the CPU. But there is one number that stands out from all of them. Near the bottom left of the CPU it reads 1226.
Could this mean that the Wii U’s CPU is clocked at 1.226Ghz? Previous leaks had stated that the CPU’s clock speed was closer to the Wii’s than 360/PS3 and developers have gone on record saying the CPU clock speed was lower than current consoles.
This isn’t a confirmation, and I’m not sure Nintendo would put the clock speed on the CPU a second time but you never know. I could be very wrong about this and I’m not pretending to have any technical knowledge into the inner workings of Nintendo’s new console. So don’t kill me if I’m horribly wrong on this one folks.