A videogame leaks site that has brought credible leaks in the past may have released the full specifications for Nintendo's next console.
VGLeaks, a blog site which has previously consistently leaked videogame information, has revealed what appears to be the final specifications for Nintendo's next console, the Wii U.
The source for the leak was a developer who has access to WarioWorld, an official Nintendo website accessible only by authorized developers.
According to the blog post, the Wii U contains an "Espresso" CPU which is effectively three "enhanced" Broadway cores (Broadway was the name of the Wii's CPU). It'll contain a AMD Radeon-based HPU which support Shader Model 4.0. If put in a PC it is the equivalent of a DirectX 10.1/OpenGL 3.3 video card. Also leaked was the notion of only 8GB of internal memory, which raises the question of how serious Nintendo really is in terms of online connectivity and digital distribution, especially for a console that is set to start the next generation of videogame consoles.
Here's the full list of what the Wii U is allegedly set to contain:
CPU: “Espresso” CPU on the Wii U has three enhanced Broadway cores
GPU: “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)
Memory: Mem1 = 32MB Mem2 = 1GB (that applications can use)
Storage: Internal 8 GB with support for SD Cards (SD Cards up to 2GB/ SDHC Cards up to 32GB) and External USB Connected Hard Drives
Networking: 802.11 b/g/n Wifi
Video Output: 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.
USB: Four USB 2.0 Ports
Nintendo is allegedly going to reveal the full release details for the console this Thursday (US time) in a New York City trade event. Perhaps more information will be revealed on this date, and hopefully some of the information leaked will come out to be true or false.