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AMD Announces Shipment of the 50 Millionth Graphics Processor for Wii From Nintendo

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  1. btarunr

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    AMD announced that the 50 millionth ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor for the Wii game console from Nintendo shipped today. With 50 million units delivered, the ATI graphics processor code-named ‘Hollywood’ becomes the most successful AMD game console chip to date in terms of unit sales.

    “Nintendo values its ongoing relationship with AMD. AMD’s graphics technology expertise as displayed in the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip is a great part of the momentum of Wii. Our combined efforts help deliver entertaining experiences to create many smiling faces in living rooms around the world,” said Genyo Takeda, general manager of Integrated Research and Development, Nintendo Co., Ltd.

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    “We congratulate Nintendo on this major milestone for its popular Wii console. AMD shares Nintendo’s excitement for delivering engaging experiences for every member of the family,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “We’re proud to provide the ATI ‘Hollywood’ chip as the cool and quiet graphics engine that factors so prominently in the overall enjoyment for Wii owners. AMD counts Nintendo as a valued customer and we continue to work together to make console entertainment a growing phenomenon worldwide.”

    The ATI ‘Hollywood’ graphics processor is a custom graphics processing unit from AMD that enables Wii to provide exciting, immersive game play and interaction for consumers around the world. AMD has a rich 10-year history of providing graphics solutions for Nintendo spanning both the Wii and Nintendo GameCube consoles.

    Source: AMD, Image Courtesy: TechRepublic
     
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    I will proudly stroke my Wii now.
     
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    AMD must be rolling in money because of the wii and xbox360's success.
     
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    Good stuff AMD and Nintendo, good stuff.
     
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    the wii is not a real console. it's a toy like a gameboy. "real" consoles have good graphics like x360 or ps3. the wii has the graphics that my xbox had.

    also x360 arcade and premium are cheaper than the wii
     
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    Wii is a game console. You insert game media, connect the unit to a display, and use the controller to play a video-game. By definition that's a game console.
     
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    Allow me to enlighten you.

    A real console by your definition would be the gamecube. It had superior graphics to the ps2 thus the ps2 is a toy.

    You can't say its a toy simply because it doesn't have the same graphics. Its not all about graphics and bloom its about how much fun the console is. If the ps3 rendered everything exactly like real life and all you did was walk about and do nothing that wouldn't be fun.
     
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    I would have to disagree about the Wii not being a "Real" console. Sure, the graphics are not in par with the Xbox 360 or PS3 but I have to say I have alot more fun playing on a Wii than the other two consoles because I actually have to get off my ass and I like the feeling of being more "involved" in a game instead of just mashing buttons. If I want eye candy then I'd go for a 360 or PS3, but if I want something more...Wii it is. I just can't believe how well the Wii is doing considering the economic turmoil the world is in right now. Keep it up Nintendo!
     
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    Welcome to earth? lol
     
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    Wii is a console, the PS3 is a computer/multimedia player.

    But I don't really like the Wii though.. I'd rather go for the 360.
     
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    i said it's not a "real" console. look how the gfx looks on the x360 and ps3. wii gfx (2006) = xbox gfx (2001).
     
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    So then your pc is not a "real" pc x800 = 2004 versus 4870X2 = 2008
     
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    no that whould be my old pc. i have a e6600, p5w dh deluxe, 2x 1gb gskill,..
     
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    /me facepalms

    Looks like you're alone on that one.
     
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    i dont want to get in a flaming war, but did you just say the gamecube has better graphics then the ps2...*blinks*

    SPECS XBOX PlayStation 2 GameCube
    CPU 733 MHz 300 MHz 485 MHz
    Graphics Processor 233 MHz custom-designed X-Chip, developed by Microsoft and nVidia 143 MHz Sony GS 162MHz ATI
    RAM 64 MB 36 MB 43 MB
    Memory Bandwidth 6.4 GB/sec 3.2 GB/sec 2.6 GB/sec
    Polygon Performance 125 M/sec 66 M/sec 6-12 M/sec
    Simultaneous Textures 4 1 ???
    Pixel Fill Rate - No Texture 4.0 G/Sec 2.4 G/sec ???
    Pixel Fill Rate - 1 Textures 4.0 G/Sec 1.2 G/Sec ???
    Pixel Fill Rate - 2 Textures 4.8 G/Sec 0.6 G/Sec ???
    Compressed Textures Yes (6:1) No Yes (6:1)
    Storage Medium 2-5x DVD, 8 GB hard disk, 8 MB memory card 4x DVD, 8 MB memory card 1.5GB disc, ½ MB memory card
    I/O Game controller x4, Ethernet (10/100) Game controller x2, USB Game controller x4, High-speed serial port x2, High-speed serial parallel port
    Audio Channels 256 48 64
    3D Audio Support Yes (64 3D channels) No Yes
    MIDI/DLS2 Support Yes Yes ???
    Hardware Audio Filtering & EQ Yes No ???
    Broadband Enabled Yes Optional purchase Optional purchase
    DVD Movie Playback Remote control accessory required Yes No
    Modem Enabled No (built in 10/100 ethernet) No Yes, 56K (separate purchase)
    Game pad included Yes Yes Yes
    HDTV Support Yes Yes Yes
    HDTV Game Support Yes No
    Maximum resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 1024 ???
    Maximum resolution (2 x 32bpp frame buffers +Z) 1920 x 1080 1280 x 1024 ???
    US Launch Date Nov. 15, 2001 Fall 2000 Nov. 18, 2001

    look at memory bandwith.
    look at polygon performace, and fill rates.

    gamecube..psssh
     
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    Hmmm I'm not sure if you're trying to be a troll here but Ill risk a feeding.

    Anyway the Wii is the only "real" console out as far as I'm concerned. The rest are sub-par PC's. Iv been playing games for 27 years and if you think a console should always have better graphics than the last generation then your missing the point of gaming. It's about gameplay. Not graphics. If you're so concerned with graphics then you should be spending your money on a good GPU and not a console.

    What does the PS3 or 360 bring new to the table? USB cables and HDMI is about all they offer over the last generation. Now the Wii on the other hand has revolutionized home gaming. Nintendo has done something to gaming that hasn't been done since the Atari and thats the way we perceive games should be played.

    Sure the Xbox is now cheaper then the Wii but that wasnt always the case. You can lower the price after the fact but still........thats after the fact. Wii has always been about gaming. Its not a little gaming PC wannabe. Mark my words the "next-gen" systems Sony and Microsoft produce will have Wii style controls.

    Marineborn I ain't going to argue with you as numbers don't lie. But remember its not always about the hardware but how the game uses it. Did you know RE4 was voted best graphics for the last generation of systems? I mean thats beating the original Xbox which had FAR superior hardware.
     
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    where is the point in buying a "next-gen" console if my old one has the same gfx as the next-gen console. the only pont would be if you have money to throw out of the window.

    also my x360 has gfx like this: [​IMG] what does the wii have? gfx from the year 2002.
     
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    You don't understand gaming man. The Wii's sales prove my point. However you ask what the Wii brings? Superior control and a MUCH faster learning curve. After all it is about games and not graphics ;) Again if its about graphics then you should by a better PC. Show me a console game that looks like this.....

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    wait for Crysis for the ps3 and you will see gfx like that on a console.
     
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    @ marineborn

    Remember that the 2900XTX looks like it would eat the 8800GTX if you looked at thenumbers but it doesn't. There are more to it than just the clock speeds and shader count etc.

    Exactly I was going to use RE4 as an example.

    @mtosev

    The ps3 can't even run crysis never mind beat the pc.
     
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    omg u just phail yourself :roll:
    sorry i can't stop rolling
     
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