Nintendo Wii specifications unveiled

Posted on Saturday, Sep 16 2006 @ 03:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sega Forum published the specifications of the Nintendo Wii console:
  • 1.2GHz Single Core IBM PowerPC processor "Broadway"

  • ATI "Hollywood"

  • 256MB of 400MHz GDDR2 RAM on a 128-bit bus. The memory is shared by the CPU and the GPU via the unified memory architecture.

    Ports and peripheral capabilities:
  • Up to four Wii Remote controllers (connected wirelessly via Bluetooth)
  • One SD memory card slot
  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • One Sensor Bar port
  • Four Nintendo GameCube controller ports
  • Two Nintendo GameCube memory card ports
  • Compatible with optional USB 2.0 to Ethernet LAN adaptor

  • 512 MB built-in flash memory
  • Expansion available via SD card memory and USB mass storage
  • Slot-loading disc drive compatible with:
    - DVD (4.7 GB Single layer or 8.5 GB Dual Layer)
    - 8 cm GameCube optical disc
  • Mask ROM by Macronix

  • Up to 480p and will work with a computer monitor as well as any TV or projector
  • Component (including Progressive scan), S-Video, or composite output
  • 16:9 widescreen support

  • Main: Stereo - Dolby Pro Logic II-capable
  • Controller: Built-in speaker

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