Originally Posted by xenocide
The CPU is basically a revised version of the CPU in the 360, with maybe one more core. I've heard conflicting reports of it being a tri-core in some places, and a quad-core in others. If it's a tri-core then I'm pretty sure it's quite literally the same CPU as the 360, since it's made by the same people and even sports the same clock speed. The GPU has my interest, because the Wii's GPU was depressingly bad--even for its time.
Link to source pls?
I just can't believe what you said. Nintendo confirmed backwards compatibility to Wii titles. Emulation of the Hollywood
won't be a problem on any VLIW5 GPU, but the CPU has to be the same architecture or something different but a lot lot faster.
I think it's more likely that they either added the original Broadway + 2 new modern cores, or they enhanced it by making it multicore and/or added out-of-order execution. Don't forget that 99% of the rumors leaking from devs are talking about large cache and/or edrams on the die, so the size is quite small indeed if you would subtract the size of silicon needed for those.
There are about 3-4 different speculations out there which could be quite plausible, but "Nintendo using the Xeon" was never one of them.The bottom line is that there are absolutely no creditable info about the CPU out there which could be confirmed atm, so if you know anything what the rest of the Internet doesn't, please share