Rumour: Full Wii U Specs, \”Espresso\” CPU

It’s been what, two weeks since the last specs rumour? I don\’t care any more, do you?


  • CPU: “Espresso” CPU on the Wii U has three enhanced Broadway cores
  • GPU: “GPU7” AMD Radeon™-based High Definition GPU. Unique API = GX2, which supports Shader Model 4.0 (DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 3.3 equivalent functionality)
  • Memory: Mem1 = 32MB Mem2 = 1GB (that applications can use)
  • Storage: Internal 8 GB with support for SD Cards (SD Cards up to 2GB/ SDHC Cards up to 32GB) and External USB Connected Hard Drives
  • Networking: 802.11 b/g/n Wifi
  • Video Output: Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i
  • Video Cables Supported: Compatible cables include HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.
  • USB: Four USB 2.0 Ports
Espresso…. now I see what \”Cafe\” came from!

This sounds good enough to be true, not too powerful, not too weak, just about right. At this stage though I can\’t say I\’m bothered about the specs as I\’m more excited for the Wii U than any previous Nintendo console to date! I just need one at this stage, like a monkey needs bananas!