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AMD will power Wii U’s graphics

Wednesday, 8th June 2011 09:06 GMT By Debabrata Nath

AMD has announced that it’ll be providing the graphics processor for Wii U.

Wii U will be sporting a custom MD Radeon HD GPU which will offer “high-definition graphics support; rich multimedia acceleration and playback; and multiple display support”.

Senior managing director of integrated research and revelopment at Nintendo Genyo Takeda said: “AMD will support our vision of innovating play through unique entertainment experiences”.

“AMD shares Nintendo’s excitement for the new HD entertainment experience planned for the Wii U console, added”David Wang, corporate vice president of Silicon Engineering at AMD.

AMD didn’t reveal any specifics about the processor, though.

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3 Comments

  1. Heinekeno

    WiiU on an AMD graphic, what a blasphemy!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. manamana

    Is anything known about the resolution/specs of the tablet/controller?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. rainer

    @2 Nope but probably has an Arm SoC of some kind powering it as the tablet is just a display link to the main box which houses the primary CPU/GPU.

    @1 I don’t get it, Nintendo have long standing links with AMD (formally ATI) in fact the Gamecube’s Flipper chip was designed by a group who went on to work for ATI.

    That it is an AMD GPU + IBM CPU is very good news as it means cross platform development should be a breeze with Xbox 360/PC.

    #3 4 years ago

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