The following specs are supposedly from Atari
-Revolution will have GCN's PowerPC for backwards compatibility, but it will run at something like 550 MHz
- Revolution will also have a processor which is similar to the N64 processor but at a higher frequence and with more cache memory. This processor will allow perfect backwards compatibility for N64, SNES and NES games.
- The main CPU should be like X360's, based on PowerPC, but dual core. The way it works is different than the processors we currently know, due to the architecture.
- The main CPU runs at 2.4/2.5 GHz. This frequence is equal to the one of a ordinary PowerPC, but here it is actually 30% faster, because of different architecture.
- As far as graphics are concerned; Nintendo has two choices :
Developing "Hollywood", which would raise production costs.
Or, after an agreement with MS, using the same GPU as X360.
About compatibily with the GCN's CPU and the backwards compatibility for N64, SNES and NES games : 28 Mo of "classic" memory and 8 Mo of 1T-SRAM memory.
- The main CPU will have 4 Mo 1T-SRAM to "stock the geometry of the polygons"
- Last thing about memory : there will be 128 Mo of "gddr3" with a "chipset of compression hard" [as in, hardware ?] 1:4. This way, 512 Mo will fit in those 128 Mo.
- Games by little developers will use the GCN's CPU, be released at a lower price and benefit of the enhancements of the CPU compared to the original GCN.
- Revolution games will be at the same price as current gen games.
- N64, SNES and NES games will be able to be graphically enhanced.
Take the information with a bag of salt but if true ohh shiggy. Also seems to relate to Nintendo's stance of less powerful system.
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It doesnt sound as weak as we though.
But im pretty sure revolution will have much better specs the this rumor.
I think Revolution could have or exceeds Xbox360 in specs.
I mean whats so impressive about Xbox360 specs?
PS3 specs now thats what i call impressive
I actually like those specs up there.
When it came to a less powerful system the only thing I know is Iwata saying that the Rev specs on a piece of paper MAY be less powerful than the other two.
Im not even much of a Nintendo fan and i wont believe nothing unless it comes from Nintendo themselves.
Until Iwata says it, I won't believe anything about the Revolution.
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Revoluton games will cost as much as current gen games...
so 49.99$-60.99$? I'm guessing that price range.
BTW, Better graphic'ed SNES games? Oh....yeah...
i dont care so long as it looks impressive
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I don't see how the Rev will use the same GPU as the 360. It just won't seem right because that GPU was made to work perfectly with the processor.
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Is $60.99 the price of the games where you live? I know in America it's all $50 at release and any higher would have to be a ripoff or import.Originally Posted by Viral Mutation
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The specs have somewhat been updated. There is no information about the graphics card that is still in the air.
Two core 2.4 - 2.5 Ghz
30% increase of performance over standard PowerPC
System ram 128MB + 4 MB 1T-Sram
compresses 512 MB to 128MB
GC CPU @ +/- 550 Mhz
4:1 - hardware compression
512/128 = 4/1
I do not know why there are two Ram variables at first I thought one was cpu cache but now I do not know.
Thats not what I think -- these specs are exactly what I am expecting. I am expecting one more then -- 1GB of RAM (for faster load times). But, besides that, rock on.Originally Posted by CrumCon
As much as I DONT want to, I agree with Tonic. If Iwata doesn't say it, you can't believe it.
Well, apparently Revolution won't be as strong as PS3 and Xbox 360 are, as hardware specification is concerned. Even rumors, which usually turn out to be false, can't elevate its position among the emerging gaints. Yet Nintendo approaches them not with brute strength, as you may say. Its strategy in conquring the gaming market is through innovation. And I hope that innovation is what it will deliver.
I just want to see some games, the specs alone dont matter, I want to see how games LOOK.
Wow, those specs are way better then I thought. I'm really interested in seeing more as the info comes. I am still wondering about the GPU.Originally Posted by HereticPB
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I'm waiting for an official announcement, like most here seem to be, but like most here I pretty much don't care so much about the specs as I do about the games. It's really the games and gameplay that I'm waiting on rather than the numbers.
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