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Rumor: Recent Wii U Update Tripled the CPU Clock speed, Making it put out 3x performance

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    Rumor: Recent Wii U Update Tripled the CPU Clock speed, Making it put out 3x performance

    News: Rumour: Could the Wii U System Update Improve Clock Speeds? Page 1 at Nintendo Cubed3

    Reports have suggested that the recent Wii U firmware update has improved the capabilities of the Wii U as a whole.

    These reports should certainly be taken with a big dollop of salt, maybe with a sprinkle of pepper, but do open up the possibility of some improvements outside system stability.

    With a more optimised and refined system, there already appears to be more ram available to be used in applications and games. But how can the system update "unlock" clock speeds on both the Wii U's CPU and GPU?

    The unconfirmed reports suggest that IBM PowerPC 7xx-based tri-core processor "Espresso" clocked at 1.24 GHz prior to the more recent Wii U update, but is supposedly over-clocked at 3.24 GHz now. Likewise the GPU speeds are said have gone from 550 MHz to 800 MHz.

    An increase in performance isn't unheard of and has been utlised on other hardware in the past but the dramatic increase has caused alarm bells for techies concerned with the authenticity of the reports.

    A marginal jump is possible and perhaps more likely if Nintendo deem the system to be stable enough to either overclock the processor or "unlock" its potential if it were underclocked to begin with.
    TL;DR
    Nintendo overclocked their Wii U. so now it's 3x faster than before CPU Wise.

    everyone is scrambling to find out if it's true or not right now.



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    So, it can finally EMU PS2 games?

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    Take this report with an ocean full of salt.

    Overclocking = more heat. More heat = higher hardware fail rate. Nintendo's toy has very little heat dispersion. More likely, the benchmark test was flawed or anomalous.

    If they've increased clock speed it'll be due to unthrottling a deliberately impaired hardware component. It's still nowhere near enough to be considered "next-gen" and won't make any difference come October / November when the PS4 and Infinity hit the market.

    The Wii U is still a dead duck, condemned to a handful of delayed first-party titles and smartphone-esque shovelware.

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    What the fuck is a Wii U ? ....................................................... maybe a tad early lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    TL;DR
    Nintendo overclocked their Wii U. so now it's 3x faster than before CPU Wise.

    everyone is scrambling to find out if it's true or not right now.
    What happens to CoD players when they try to play Dark Souls...

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    Sounds like the Nintendo will be popular again this summer.
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    Next patch will Download extra RAM and hard-drive space for only $9.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    News: Rumour: Could the Wii U System Update Improve Clock Speeds? Page 1 at Nintendo Cubed3



    TL;DR
    Nintendo overclocked their Wii U. so now it's 3x faster than before CPU Wise.

    everyone is scrambling to find out if it's true or not right now.
    Guys why all the hate?
    Yes WiiU will be 3x faster....
    I guess you don't like nintendo.....then why are you here?
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    ^They just like to antagonize PS360.

    And this is veru unlikely. This seems close to impossible through a system update on a console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cengizbobengiz View Post
    ^They just like to antagonize PS360.
    Not really, no.

    Well...maybe a little...

    However, the Wii U really is a steaming pile of elephant shit.
    What happens to CoD players when they try to play Dark Souls...

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    In a perfect world they could maintain these speeds and this would actually matter. -_- However overclocking is when you push the system farther that it should EVER go and the heat caused from that is ridiculous and would probably start to fry important stuff lol. My cousin overclocks his PC and actually sticks his CPU in a mini freezer to prevent heat damage. Aaaaannd it still wouldn't be on the same continent as the PS4. Or Xbox 720/Infinity for that matter lol.


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