WII U is capable of streaming graphics up to four screens and could possibly support Shader Model 4.1
I've submitted it under rumor although it is more then it. If you ask me, it should be news since technology of GPU already supports multiple monitors on a PC Market
If the GPU is based off the current generation of discrete PC desktop cards then it could easily be Shader Model 4+ and DX11. Which would be HUGE because of tessellation alone.
The Radeon HD 4 series is 4.1 compliant. 4.1 is now over 18 months old however, with DX11 and SM5.0 being the latest specification. If true this would also lend weight to the idea that the GPU were to be based on th R700 radeon generation.
Apparently it's based off the R7** (ATI 4*** series) so DX11 is doubtful
I didn't know it was rumored to be based off of the R700 series. If it is then DX10.1 is better than none regular old DX9 any day. (or is it only 10 and not 10.1 compliant? Can't remember) Just no Tessellation. And that feature alone can make a regular looking game come to life.
DirectX 11 is fully compatible with any DirectX 10 hardware. ATI 4000 series is included in that. Likely with a customized GPU its likely DirectX 11 level ready. Its very likely Microsoft's console will be the only console with DirectX 11 API on it though. Nintendo and Sony typically avoid DirectX on their consoles. PS3 and Wii both use a modified form of Open GL ES with specific forms to their consoles.
Probably struggle to send out 4 independent signals (video feeds) wirelessly, although I suppose technically possible. Clearly 1 of the 4 is designed to be your TV, unless it's just some 4 player mini-game type thing. But I dont see it, 2 max.
I agree. Streaming to four different devices and the game running would be pretty demanding. Though it really depends on the hardware which we still don't know much about.
They said it has a Eyefinity type technique that allows up to 4 monitors to be used but the visual output of those screens would only be 480p max, although, I guess if the technique was applied to 4 controller screens, the resolution might be a little higher.
umm no, it is n4g so u can post what you like, but no nintendo have stated how the system works.
Amazing!! 4 controllers? just wow!
replace the "could" with "should"
Yeh, just make it f%$king BYO night, as I ain't paying for any more than the one that comes with the system, as they will be expensive as shit.
You would have to buy a new system completely to get your hands on another controller because Nintendo has aleady said they will not be selling the controllers seperately.
As of now they said that but we don't know about later and what if somebody needs a replacement?
Ya thats an issue Legion :(
why are you talking about direct x11 its a microsoft api nintendo and sony use openGL so fuck off playing experts here
CRYTEK ARE MAKING A GAME AS WE SPEAK THAT SUPPORTS 2 CONTROLLERS SO CHILL OUT GUYS I THINK ITS CRYSIS 3
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