Nintendo Wii U Hardware System Specifications

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Check out the final hardware specs for Nintendo’s successor to the Wii. Nintendo will be officially announcing the console in a few hours and will be notable for many reasons, among them – support for HD gameplay, digital versions of latest Nintendo system games and a refocus on core gamers. Time will tell if being first to release the nextgen console will be beneficial to Nintendo’s success this generation.

Nintendo Wii U Final Hardware System Specifications
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

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