Wii U's GPGPU Squashes Xbox 360, PS3; Capable Of DirectX 11 Equivalent Graphics

CinemaBlend: "All that talk about the Wii U being “weak”, “underpowered”, and not capable of outputting graphics like the Xbox 360 or PS3, is apparently hogwash. Unity Technology's CEO David Helgason squashes the rumors by acknowledging just how far the Wii U's tech can scale and what developers will be capable of utilizing with the Unity alone."

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Hatsune-Miku1797d ago ShowReplies(25)
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chukamachine1797d ago

Still means nothing.

dx10 meant nothing, dx11 early games barely used it, and most games still don't use it enough.

People seem to think i hate nintendo, i don't. Friends play mario and i've played many games on the Wii.

Do i think the WII U is a massive jump over PS3/360.

No and you'll see this as games come and go, by 2014 you'll be seeing PS4/720, there you will see the jump.

If you love the new controller from ninty and need mario, you will buy a wii u.

Griffin48711796d ago

We all appreciate you taking the time to time travel just so you can come back and let us know that.

HammadTheBeast1796d ago

Looks like you squeezed in with him.

FriedGoat1796d ago

No need to buy, will be emulated in 1 year.

HappyGaming1796d ago (Edited 1796d ago )

The jump between PS2/Xbox and Wii is similar to PS3/360 and Wii U...

It worked for them last time so they are trying the same tactic again lets see how it goes.

Edit: Also if I was thinking about buying a Wii U (which I wont because I am waiting for PS4 and 720 to come out before I decide) I would be very cautious about how much Nintendo will focus on hardcore gamers. Zombie U looks great but I do not feel like games like that will be Nintendos main focus.

AsimLeonheart1796d ago

Nintendo fans again grasping at straws; twisting an ambiguous statement into their favour. Why are you people so hell bent on proving that WiiU is more powerful than the 7 year old PS360? WiiU is not competing against them for market share. If you think it is then it is already almost 70 million units behind each of them. The Wii was severely underpowered and gimmicky with loads of shovelware but you guys still defended that as well and were even proud. You guys did not care about graphics at that time then how come you guys have become such "graphic whores" like us PS360 owners? :/ If you still want to talk graphics then just wait for the PS4 and XBOX 720 and then we will talk about who crushes whom. Then again you guys will just go back to saying "graphics dont matter you graphic whores! Gameplay and review ratings does! Look at us we have the best gameplay in the world as we play the ugly looking, rehashed and stagnant but highly rated 200th Mario and Zelda game." Oh and cant forget the GREAT gameplay of the Nintendo exclusive shovelware. LOL!

stragomccloud1796d ago

It's not that they've become graphics whores, it is that it is frustrating when people make claims that it is not as powerful, when it is in fact more powerful. Like how the same people claimed that the Wii was not as powerful as PS2 or Xbox, when in fact was quite a bit more powerful. Just nothing compared the the PS3/360.

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chrisarsenalsavart1796d ago (Edited 1796d ago )

That is the all point. People who buy a nintendo is first and foremost for playing nintendo games and in order for nintendo to grab the core audience(the cod, fifa, assassin creed .....Kind of players) they will have to show to thirdparty publishers that wiiu can be more than just a gap between the current and next gen.

But to be honest, i don,t think sony wll go crazy on ps4 cost either. I think they will try to build something eith good specs but mostly something that can make money straight away.

After the slow adoption of the ps3 and vita at launch Kaz hirai knows that content will makethe difference in the next battle, not power.

AllSystemsRocks1796d ago

no not Mario will make me buy a Wii U but Zombi U will !

NewMonday1796d ago

it's the 360 vs PS3 graphics all over again

Tonester9251796d ago

Lens Of Truth is about to boom come release of Multiplatform games! Lol

linkenski1796d ago

My PC has direct 11 graphical capabilities... yet games are like slideshows.

dogoodmatters1796d ago

Betting on when DX11 will be standard probably. Nintendo sees one now, upped it a little, and will play the wait and see game. They waited for HDTVs to be more "standard" and are probably thinking the same with DX11?

milohighclub1796d ago

My PlayStation broke beyond repair recently and I was dying to get another for the last of us. I've been a massive PlayStation fan since ps1 and was waiting for the new slim to be released but I may actually just get a Wii u for now and wait til the goty version of tlou before buying a new ps3 as the price will have dropped and the last of us will be the complete version.

NewMonday1796d ago

the good WiiU stuff will not come till 1-2 years

it will make more sense to get a new PS3 now and the WiiU later

andibandit1796d ago

Your disagrees suggest you must get a ps3

nirwanda1796d ago

It depends on how many PS3 games you own or play online with friends or even if you own an xbox too, there is little dought the wii U will be slightly better than the PS3 and will definatly give you change from the games you find on the PS3/xbox.

milohighclub1796d ago (Edited 1796d ago )

Thing is there's only TLOU I'm really bothered about Thats an exclusive. all the rest are multiplat so id rather play them with the best possible graphics. Also the ps3 will probably get another price cut before the last of us And In my opinion its more logical to wait a few more month as ive already owned 2 ps3s and would ideally owant to spend as little as possible on it.

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Gamer19821796d ago

*Yawn* You notice no serious sites with credibility ever makes these kind of claims?

AAACE51796d ago (Edited 1796d ago )

You do realize current gen consoles cant run dx 11 right? Also, you guys need to remember that ram was the main issue for ps3 and 360. The cpu could be managed and the gpu could be manipulated.

ninjabake1796d ago

Please feel free to name some games on PS3/360 running directX11

avengers19781796d ago

then were are all the games that show a huge leap. The problem here as it has been since the Wii U started being talked about is the comparison to 360/PS3 when the real comparison will be PS4/720... lets see how it stacks up to those machines.

xtremeimport1796d ago

Comparison between the WiiU, xbox and ps3 shouldnt even exist.
The WiiU is a next gen console, it should be obvious that its more powerful than the current consoles. The fact thats its not is what causes people to speculate on just how powerful it actually is.

kikizoo1796d ago (Edited 1796d ago )

Oh look, another stupid article from cinemablend..

ps : "MS got the right combination"

for easiest devellopment, ok, but the ps3 powerfull cpu made the prettiest games this gen.

donman11796d ago

Since you went into the future and came back with knowing the PS4 and Xbox720 is going to crush the WiiU. Can you also tell us the price? Since with that advancement in specs I am sure it will not be cheap so those of us who believe in you can start saving up from now.

The bottom line is WiiU will be first time in a long time Nintendo stepped out the box and is bringing something fresh, innovative and with a wealth of entertainment value. My pre-order is already set. I cannot wait. Till then I will enjoy my PS3.

SilentNegotiator1796d ago

We've already seen the WiiU run Batman:AC and AC3. They're 720p native and have little or no AA. Their framerates might be better but what we saw was no 60fps. You can scream about the games not being "finished" yet (as if a MASSIVE graphical leap always takes place between running footage of a game and the final product) and the games being early (As if launch ps3/360 games ran at 480p), and about them being ports (because they just got "lazy" about doing something as simple as raising the native resolution to 1080p if the WiiU could even handle it, right?) but let's not kid ourselves....

The GPU is only slightly stronger and the CPU has been outed by developers as being WEAKER.

It's not a generational leap. And this time, it's price is at a disadvantage with the other systems, which are only slightly weaker in graphics to a degree that hardly anyone will notice (and higher in CPU power).

The success of WiiU will be ENTIRELY based on their ability to make interesting uses of the tablet controller that anyone cares about and living off of their IPs (Mario might be popular, but it didn't save the Gamecube).

Now go ahead; call me a troll, fanboy, whatever. But when something is oversold and sensationalized like this, I'm going to be there, whether you like it or not.

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hennessey861797d ago

May well be good, but from what I have read. The CPU brings the WiiU back down to PS3/360 levels of power.

PopRocks3591797d ago

I'd buy that if I wasn't already made aware that the GPGPU can take some of the load off of the CPU.

Malice-Flare1796d ago (Edited 1796d ago )

in which case, the new games will not take advantage of the GPU's new features due to it doing some CPU stuff to compensate for the same weak CPU...

the reverse of the PS3 where a weak GPU is compensated for by a powerful CPU...

MS got the right combination the first time by being balanced: a reasonably powerful CPU with a reasonably powerful GPU, and quite easier to develop for due their experience in development software...

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Shok1796d ago

To be more accurate, the actual statements regarding the Wii U's CPU is it's "slower." When it comes to console CPU's (and even PC's to a certain extent), clock speed =/= power.

The Wii U's CPU has a much more efficient architecture. so it doesn't require such high clock speeds as it can do work much easier and more efficiently. Not to mention, like you said, it has a GPGPU.

People will call it damage control but that's the hard facts lol.

PopRocks3591796d ago

Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't too sure about the specifics regarding the CPU. This makes it a lot clearer though.