IBM confirmed via their twitter that the Wii U does not use a Power 7 CPU, and that all statements made by them in the past saying so was an error.
Well now I'm confused. IBM says it is then they say it isn't. Forget it; I'm waiting until someone opens the damn thing and tells us what the specs actually are.
Sucks to be THAT guy who was posting these around and claiming the Wii U will use Power 7 CPU they know who they are... ;) But it doesn't matter though because it looks like the Wii U is gonna fly off the shelf this holiday.
It's not exactly my fault that even IBM f*cked up official information. You can't trust anyone with Nintendo hardware information. Not anonymous devs, not known developers, (especially) not people on the internet and not even the ones making the damn hardware. The hell with it. I'm not trust anyone until someone opens this thing and says what is in it.
Sounds like they knew full well what they were saying when telling us 5/6 times its power7 so ill go with its a power7 as thats what they have said all along ?? Ninty doesnt like these things getting out thats all plus wiiu has a gpgpu which does cpu work faster anyway.
lol wtf? +1 for funny though
They didnt say power7 was a error that part is lies its a power7 still this is n4g trying to give their fanboys something to brag about the wiiu has a power7 you dont say it 5 times then all of a sudden its just power based without being told to. hmmmmmmm
I don't know what more you want, IBM's official twitter literally says any references to Power 7 in the past is their mistake. If IBM says it then it's legit. But it could very well be something derivative of Power 7 but it at least appears that IBM doesn't want to call it "Power 7" at the moment even if it shares certain features with 7.
" It’s a custom chip built on Power Architecture base" It could very well be a derivative of a new model. Or a derivative of the 7 model. We don't know. And Consoles NEVER did a one on one cpu. They always have custom mades.
Ive googled it and only 1 statement says this and its from n4g normally u get at least 10 articles but all u get is article after article saying IBM have only ever said its a watson based power7 chip nothing else and this will be cleared up in a few days end of its a Quadcore power 7 cpu with edram ie watson.
My guess is that the original plan was to include a Power7 based processor in the design. But in keeping the cost down and to keep backward compatibility at a high percentage. They probably had IBM create a multi-core processor using the Broadway CPU as the base design, while adding some of the more modern Power7 functions to the architecture. This would be a explaination as to why the Tekken producer stated the WiiU's CPU's clock rate wasn't as fast as the PS3&360's!
Power7 CPU ... Hell no Power7 based? Yep
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