Wii U’s Graphical Power Using Older Radeon Chip, Still Faster than PS3 & 360

The mysterious Wii U’s specs are finally starting surface. Nintendo mentioned keyword “Watson” in describing some of its tech and it turns out that “Watson” is actually a custom Radeon GPU found on last gen’s AMD cards such as the 4890 with chip R770. Surely it’s last gen technology, but if you think about it, the PS3 and Xbox 360 are both running on much older tech and look at the incredible games they both pump out. While the Wii U has been a huge mysterious piece of technology — Crytek can confirm that the Wii U is a powerful console — Crytech’s advanced CryEngine is rumored to currently be running on the console without any issues.

[via engadget]

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