Wii U hosts IBM CPU and AMD GPU

It would seem Nintendo is just as big a fan of others as people are fans of Nintendo. As it turns out, the company has once again, and for the third time, made deals with IBM and AMD to power its upcoming home console Wii U, which was announced yesterday during the platform holder’s E3 press conference.

IBM will be providing a 45 nanometer Power-based CPU, built at its East Fishkill, New York factory while AMD will be the one letting Wii U host a custom MD Radeon HD GPU providing “high-definition graphics support; rich multimedia acceleration and playback and multiple display support,” which if we may say so ourselves, is not too shabby considering we are in fact talking about Nintendo.

As far as specifics go, there has been no mention of them so we’ll have to take a deep breath and hold on for those to be revealed at a later date. After all, we’re still a year ahead of the console’s release.

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