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Submitted by mrbojingles 859d ago | rumor

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. (Nintendo, Wii U)

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Rrobba  +   859d 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.
richierich  +   859d ago
What does 1226V mean? ideas anyone?
bicfitness  +   859d 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.
donman1  +   859d ago
How is a triple or quad core Power PC running at 1.5Ghz poor??
SyWolf  +   859d ago
While you can't directly compare CPUs based on clock speeds due to architectural differences being much more important, clock speed still matters.
metroid32  +   858d 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_Killer  +   859d ago
Reading meaning into the first four digits, fine. Ignoring the last three digits. Point is u could be looking at the wrong stuff
Ihaa  +   859d 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.
metroid32  +   858d ago
Devs said its clocked at 3.0ghz end of its an underclocked express 700 underclocked from 3.6ghz and a core taken off so tri core 3ghz with out of order execution.
7uff1  +   858d ago
It may be a Nintendo's strategy to overclock it with system updates to say they increased Wii U's performance, am I wrong or it is really possible?
henriok  +   858d ago
1226 is the date it was manufactured. Month "12" and week "26".
All chip vendors are doing this, including IBM, since as far as my records go which is the early 1990s.

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