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Rumor: Wii U CPU could be clocked at 1.22Ghz

Close up photos of the Wii U's CPU reveal some info that could lead to a clock speed. The Wii had it's 729Mhz clock speed written on it's Broadway CPU. As you can see the Wii U's CPU has a bunch of numbers written on it, but one of them looks similar to how the 729 was written on the Wii's broadway. Those numbers are 1226, leading some to believe that the console may be packing a 1.226Ghz CPU.

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Rrobba1345d ago

Whilst this is certainly possible, it's almost certainly not. This is based on a very, very weak assumption and has no real factual basis.

richierich1345d ago

What does 1226V mean? ideas anyone?

bicfitness1345d ago

The techheads at Neogaf and Beyond3D estimated it at around 1.5 ghz, which is poor, but better than this assumption. I call shenanigans.

donman11345d ago

How is a triple or quad core Power PC running at 1.5Ghz poor??

SyWolf1345d ago

While you can't directly compare CPUs based on clock speeds due to architectural differences being much more important, clock speed still matters.

metroid321345d ago

Can i just say even tekken dev said the clock speed is a little lower ie 3.0ghz not 3.2ghz but wiiu cpu has out of order execution and better tech inside it uses tech from watson and power7 and shares 32mb of Edram across gpgpu and cpu but is a powerpc.

Legend_Killer1345d ago

Reading meaning into the first four digits, fine. Ignoring the last three digits. Point is u could be looking at the wrong stuff

Ihaa1345d ago

The idea is that having a lower frequency at which the CPU runs helps keep it cooler while also giving it more operations per cycle that can be done. In the end, Ghz barely gives us any understanding of the CPU as all CPU's on the market are at around 2.5+Ghz yet intels are far superior to ati's because of stuff like L1,L2,L3 cache as well as operations per cycle. All in all for a PowerPC this is actually very good but well have to get more info to truly know anything.

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