Marcan hacks the Wii U, Tweets GPU/CPU Specs


Marcan a well known Wii hacker says he has hacked the Wii U and has released CPU/GPU specs.

Source: CVG

Source: NeoGAF

Marcan later clarified his initial tweets and urged people not to misreport on comparisons with last gen hardware:

@marcan42
The Espresso is an out of order design with a much shorter pipeline. It should win big on IPC on most code, but it has weak SIMD.

@marcan42
No hardware threads. One per core. No new SIMD, just paired singles. But it’s a saner core than the P4esque stuff in 360/PS3.

@marcan42
I don’t know how it compares at the actual clock speeds, but at the same clock the 750 wins hands down except on pure SIMD.

@marcan42
And I’m sure it’s not an “idle” clock speed. 1.24G is exactly in line with what we expected for a 750-based design.

@marcan42
So yes, the Wii U CPU is nothing to write home about, but don’t compare it clock per clock with a 360 and claim it’s much worse. It isn’t.

Source: Marcan’s twitter

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