"Well-known hacker Marcan, who played a part in hacking the PS3, has found out the clock speed of the Wii U. It’s surprising how slow it is, and I’m actually having troubles even thinking that Nintendo went with something like that. It’s a well known fact that the PS3′s Cell and Xbox 360′s Xenon run at 3.0 GHZ each per core, but the Wii U CPU runs at 1.243125 GHz per core.
“It’s a Three PowerPC 750 type cores (similar to Wii’s Broadway, but more cache),” tweeted
One interesting thing he has revealed is that the Wii U is easier to hack, akin to the Wii. He tweeted that they are “calling the WiiU security processor the Starbuck (vs. Starlet on Wii). And it seems to be about equally vulnerable, too"
Ouch, so its pretty much 3 x Wii Broadway CPU taped together, just a tad higher clocked. Logical as the Wii games aren't emulated, but they just run on one core. So far for the hope of Wii fanboys that it would have 4 cores.
"Last week we had reported that the Wii U’s RAM is a certain percentage lower than the PS3 and Xbox 360. You can read the article over here
1.243125GHz, exactly. 3 PowerPC 750 type cores (similar to Wii's Broadway, but more cache). GPU core at 549.999755MHz"
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