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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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