More Wii specifications leak out
Nintendo has thus far revealed little about
the Wii's specifications, but unofficial information has trickled out
that paints a pretty
complete picture of the upcoming console's innards. A synopsis of
leaks put together by The Inquirer suggests the Wii's "Broadway"
CPU will feature a superscalar architecture with six execution units, a
729MHz clock speed, a 64-bit wide 243MHz memory bus, and 256KB of
integrated cache. The "Hollywood" GPU will also run at 243MHz with 3MB
of embedded memory and 24MB of internal main memory clocked at 486MHz.
Bandwidth between the GPU and memory will top out at 3.9GB/s, and the
GPU will be 1.5 times faster than its predecessor found in the GameCube. Finally, the Wii will have 64MB of GDDR3 external
main memory and 512MB of flash memory for storage.
Much of this information is still unconfirmed by Nintendo, but it
corroborates a previous report from IGN that listed similar specifications. If genuine, these
specs may disappoint some, but they fit well with
Nintendo's claim that the Wii isn't a next-generation