Feeds

Nintendo Revolution chip specs leak

CPU, GPU clocked 50 per cent higher than GameCubes, apparently

Boost IT visibility and business value

Nintendo's Revolution console will be powered by a 729MHz processor - 50 per cent more clock cycles than its predecessor in the GameCube - and a graphics chip set to run at 243MHz, it has been claimed.

The details come courtesy of IGN which claims to have got the numbers from game development studio sources. As Nintendo has itself said in the past, the Revolution's CPU is being custom-made by IBM and is based on the PowerPC architecture, as was the GameCube's processor. Codenamed 'Broadway', the new chip contains not only the processing core, but additional DSP functionality, I/O control circuitry and 3MB of texture memory.

Nintendo Revolution

The sources claim the console will contain a further 24MB of main memory. Like the GameCube, Revolution will use MoSys' 1T-SRAM technology, which brings SRAM speeds to the kind of capacities only DRAM can offer. The 24MB are described as "internal" memory, and there's said to be a further 64MB of "external" 1T-SRAM, presumably on some sort of card, though whether it's user-accessible isn't clear at this stage.

The device is also said to contain 512MB of Flash memory.

Broadway connects to 'Hollywood', the ATI-designed GPU, which is likewise clocked 50 per cent higher than the GameCube's GPU. ®

Nintendo Revolution Controller

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech
Sadly Navdy kit doesn't include Sidewinder missile to blast traffic
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
NVIDIA claims first 64-bit ARMv8 SoC for Androids
Mile-High 'Denver' Tegra K1 successor said to rival PC performance
XBOX One will learn to play media from USB and DLNA sources
Hang on? Aren't those file formats you hardly ever see outside torrents?
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.