Here’s a good illustration ThisIsWiiu.com has made of how powerful the Wii U is in comparison to other consoles (the PS3, the 3DS and the Gamecube). They've based it solely on CPU so take it with a pinch of salt...
Every generation, Power PC technology gets more and more efficient. Counting raw mhz/ghz just can't give us an accurate idea of that the CPU is capable of anymore. For example, the original Xbox had a Pentium 2 at around 700mhz. The Game Cube had Power PC at just under 500mhz. The efficiency of the latter made it more useful for computing than the former. Now all of the current consoles either use Power PC chips, or chips with a similar philosophy. And every year the newer chips get more advanced.
the ignorance of some really grind my gears. What this guy is saying is 100% fact and it has 5 disagrees? Come on!
This is just stupid, they don't even know the exact specs of the CPU, GPU, memory, or anything and they're trying to make comparison articles? Hold on, let me try... "How many Wii U's will it take to make one PS4? You'll need to duct tape 500 of them together and then throw a PS3 on top of that pile to make one PS4, because Sony said it will contain tech that is at least slightly more powerful than PS3. At least slightly more powerful means 5000 more cores in the CPU, a 500.4GHZ clock speed increase, and 15TB of RAM.
You'd need over 9000 calculators!
Ohhh and I will need a duck tape to put together the more than $1000 bucks I need to collect to buy a PS4... ;)
1.09 ps3 eats the w2 all up.
How many other stupid video game articles do you need to have the stupidity of this game article? At least 2.
yep thats why the 3ds is capable of great visuals even though its specs are lower. technology advanced giving it the ability of current gen systems.
Mechanical prowess became meaningless years ago. The game industry is no longer defined by how realistic or detailed developers can make games. How long will it take people to wrap their minds around this?
theoretically you're right, but in reality it is precisely detail and realism which made COD4 successful, brought BF3 into the spotlight, Gears, Uncharted, Crysis and some of the biggest franchises today are not necessarily defined by 'mechanical prowess' but it certainly is a piece of the cake.
I don't think so. Uncharted and Gears of War were recognized primarily for distinctive, top-notch art-design and well-crafted gameplay. Crysis, while certainly talked about a lot, was not recieved well by critics IIRC. Even games like Call of Duty, I think, sell more because of the established franchise and fanbase than because of their "gritty realism."
But yet fable, forza, GT, and skyrim devs strive for realism, detail, and focus on emotions. Flashpoint and especially arma series seek to put you in simulated real world conditions through combat. the new unreal video detailing future game design sure looks like it is focusing on realisim and detail. For it to run today it requires heavy mechanical prowess that hardly exists in homes or on the market today. No consoles can currently run the new engine. I have no idea why you made the claim that developers have abandoned their main focus of bringing gamers into the most detailed and realistic simulated worlds possible. And as that work evolves with greater determination to obtain realism the hardware to support it must evolve. It (affordable hardware) lags compared to software but it doesn't mean it has been abandoned as you alleged. And how is he possibly theoretically right about anything he said? You (final) even contradicted that in your statements. The facts don't support him. The Gaming industry would have to, have abandoned realism and superior graphical prowess of next gen hardware. I ceartainly don't see that happening in currently unreleased titles.
dear thisiswiiu.com, you can't measure graphical quality nor sheer horsepower by just looking at clock speed: you are retarded.Severely. Deeply. In the head.
Did you read the article? We said take it with a pinch of salt because we knew people (i.e. you) would get wound up;
They're using the CPU clock rate as a direct benchmark for computing power. This comparison is as accurate as comparing people's IQ based on their height alone. Peak CPU clock rate has been stuck at around 3GHz for almost a decade. Are you telling me that a decade-old Pentium 4 is as powerful as the latest Core i7? (Thay have the same clock rate!!)
My 2.5ghz i7 wipes the destroys a 3.0ghz celeron.
i would say ...you need a ps3 + vita + wii + ds + wiiu
the article is saying Wii U = PS3 . don't believe that
From the article: "We’ve based it solely on CPU so take it with a pinch of salt."
Actually they're saying 1.09 PS3s = 1 Wii U. So it's not that Wii U is = to PS3 it is stating Wii U is > the ps3.
Because a .09 is really superior...
@hicken .09 cures the cancer ;D
I didn't wnat to believe that cuz I want nintendo to do Wii U more powerful than that but reality is reality
Haha well if the the WIIU is more powerful than the ps3 then it is truly a beast of a console. But honestly it's not nearly powerful enough to be considered next gen.
PC hardware is so far ahead of everything at the moment, does it really matter?
Troll elsewhere, please. PC can't even keep up with itself; why should consoles care?
Thats awesome it takes 2 Wii U's to make my PC!
Major deja vu here, haven't we seen this article before? Instead of a bar graph it's..duct tape?
lol duct tape is a nintendo thing or it really blew up with gen 6 and 7 of videogaming. especially with the wii and the 2.5 game cubes thing. lol when it was 2.5 gamecubes = a wii everyone agreed and went along with out a care in the world.
1 PS3 AND 1 PSVITA = wiiu
so so very wrong
What is this I don't even...
seven thousand six hundred and fifty eight, and a gameboy color.
Power 7 with 4 cores 3.6 ghz each has 4 threads on each core is like 5x as powerful as ps3 cell easy and 50% faster as developers have stated. ps3=3 cores at 3.2ghz 2 treads on each core work it out plus the new chip on wiiu has tons of memory if u look on Tomsguide.com IBM say it uses memory tech that makes 4 extreme gameplay and is only on there latest cpu's what people forget is the wiiu has a custom power7 cpu so alot more bells and whistles than a standard cpu that u buy at the high st.
cant wait to get my hands on a wii u all the same we know for sure its gonna be more powerfull than the ps3 and 360 , if we get the online gameplay sorted it will be nice to play the top games on nintendo hardware cause at the end of the day when it comes to the other 2 seen it done it kinda thing , im looking something different for a change and i think most people are, ps4 /720 who cares i have a kik ass pc which cannot be beat. bring on the wii u for some change
i havnt seen anything on PC that rivals what that Zelda HD demo was doing im sorry but its a fact that Iwata said yesterday its was made in such a quick time frame and also on unfinished hardware it isnt even as good as what it should be but still even at that stage cant be done on ps3 or 360 so the wiiu in terms of visuals its gonna be better than PC/360/ps3 because 360/ps3 are dx9 type hardware in terms of graphics and look what they did with crysis 2 its because when optimized for console u get alot more perfomance than what u get with pc so something on console with alot less power can still compete wiiu uses openGL thats comparable to dx11/12 imagine what it can do when optimized for closed box think 3 times that Zelda hd demo at 1080p 90fps
"Zelda HD demo (...)cant be done on ps3 or 360" "wiiu uses openGL thats comparable to dx11/12" "360/ps3 are dx9 type hardware" AARGH Sorry to say, you are 9 Y.O. or a Nintendo fanboy, probably all of that combined.In any case, boy are you wrong... you don't know what you're talking about. for starters, PS3 uses a custom, advanced implementation of OpenGL.And 360 is *capable* of hardware tesselation (that's not available with the regular DX9 instruction set)The rest you must research yourself, try B3D forums or something.
I love ductape science, i dont remember when it started but it is funny none the less. if you add in the gpu you are gonna need some more ducktape and consoles.
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