As far as the group’s website is concerned, it’s not extremely convincing in terms of legitimacy, but the specs don’t seem that far off from what Nintendo’s claimed the system can do – and especially what the system has shown it can do.
Highlights include an “espresso” CPU sporting three cores, an AMD Radeon graphics processor (with 1080p HD support) and 1GB of RAM to allocate to software handling. Additionally, internal storage is indicated to be locked in at a minute 8GB, but can be expanded via SD memory cards (as was done with the Wii).
- “Espresso” CPU on the Wii U has three enhanced Broadway cores
- “GPU7” AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU. Unique API = GX2, which supports Shader Model 4.0 (DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 equivalent functionality)
- Mem1 = 32MB Mem2 = 1GB (that applications can use)
- Internal 8 GB with support for SD Cards (SD Cards up to 2GB/ SDHC Cards up to 32GB) and External USB Connected Hard Drives
- 802.11 b/g/n Wifi
- Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i
Video Cables Supported:
- Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.
- Four USB 2.0 Ports
I’ll be down in New York City this week to attend Nintendo’s press-exclusive Wii U event, where the company is reportedly set to unveil the final specs, price, and release date of the long-hyped console. I guess we’ll see then just how correct these “Wario World” folks are.