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Wii U using new tech/GPUs, power kept reasonable for cost

Nintendoeverything: "Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has, unsurprisingly, said that its new console makes use of new GPUs and technology. However, the company has pushed the specs – such as processing power – to the max so that the console will be affordable to a wide array of consumers."

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MrWonderful1507d ago

Is it really possible?! Have they really found a way to surpass an ascended wii?!!!

DigitalAnalog1507d ago (Edited 1507d ago )

In order to keep costs low, I can understand why Wii-U is made the way it is. Unless of course, gamers are willing to shell out an extra $400-$500 if they want the "latest-n-greatest" next-gen. However, assuming they do get the best, how are they going to deal with the heat and power supply? There's a reason why gaming rigs have big chassis.

Deadpool6161507d ago (Edited 1507d ago )

Well, it seems as though Nintendo has done it again. Hopefully it's as affordable as the rumors are saying.

By the way...nice pic.

mamotte1507d ago

Do what exactly...? The most powerful console? Nope. The most expensive? neither...

Hisiru1507d ago (Edited 1507d ago )

He is probably talking about "most affordable".

ozstar1507d ago

Won next gen.

Cheapest > Most expensive every time.

Deadpool6161507d ago (Edited 1507d ago )

I shouldn't be so vague. Nintendo is usually the most affordable is what I meant. Sorry about that. XP

Nutsack1507d ago (Edited 1507d ago )

@Digital Analog

Dealing with the heat is why cores are cut down in nanometers, using less power.

We've seen the chips in current gen PS3/360 shrink from like 90nm to half its size. Next gen chips of 25nm's or less are expected.

Same way that the PSVita uses certain low power quad core CPU. The smartphones have driven the CPU and GPU market to low power consumption, low heat producing production in a way that wouldn't have happened without the smartphones. Expect this to continue, thus no problems next gen to have more power than the current 360, PS3 and WiiU aka this gen and still have more power than it.

2nd, with cutting the size of the chips and changing up the architecture like they did with PSVita, the less electricity will get used and the less heat produced. The same reason why quad core smartphones and tablets don't need fans to cool it like laptops or desktops. Same way the PSVita doesn't run hot, even while it has power close to current gen consoles, for sure beating last gen homeconsoles by far.

The reason why gaming rigs have big chassis is because PC hardware has a lot of plug in stuff, cards to plug in, 3.5 inch HDD's instead of 2.5 inch that are in consoles, big other drives, a PC is another thing than a console. Has always been, will always be.

DigitalAnalog1507d ago (Edited 1507d ago )

While I agree with your comment, you didn't address the issue whether or not the next system will curtail the best system specs on the market in that particular year. Everything you said, has already been applied the Wii-U.

Second, gaming rigs have big chassis due to heat and air flow. Higher powered graphic cards and CPU tend to bring out tremendous heat. Any mid size non-gaming rig could do everything you just stated. To classify gaming-rigs simply because of the amount of "plug-ins" is misrepresenting it to say the least.

The real question is, (with the rumored PS4 going the way of "off-shelf" parts for design) what range would the next system usage? Take into consideration design and value per unit. Hence, a lot of rumored specs ended up on the AMD table. Anyone who thinks they would get the best of the best and then assumes smaller die size chips will resolve the issue is fooling themselves.

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