Leaked full specs sheet for Wii U

If the leaks on the purported specs of the Wii U are true, it seems like a decent machine to run HD games on! Hit the jump for the full specifications sheet from VG Leaks

Main Application Processor

  • PowerPC architecture.
  • Three cores (fully coherent).
  • 3MB aggregate L2 Cache size.
  • core 0: 512 KB
  • core 1: 2048 KB
  • core 2: 512 KB
  • Write gatherer per core.
  • Locked (L1d) cache DMA per core.

Main Memory (RAM)

  • Up to 3GB of main memory (CAT-DEVs only). Retail units will only have half of that.

Graphics and Video

  • Modern unified shader architecture.
  • 32MB high-bandwidth eDRAM, supports 720p 4x MSAA or 1080p rendering in a single pass.
  • HDMI and component video outputs.


  • Unified shader architecture executes vertex, geometry, and pixel shaders
  • Multi-sample anti-aliasing (2, 4, or 8 samples per pixel)
  • Read from multi-sample surfaces in the shader
  • 128-bit floating point HDR texture filtering
  • High resolution texture support (up to 8192 x 8192)
  • Indexed cube map arrays


  • 8 render targets
  • Independent blend modes per render target
  • Pixel coverage sample masking
  • Hierarchical Z/stencil buffer
  • Early Z test and Fast Z Clear
  • Lossless Z & stencil compression
  • 2x/4x/8x/16x high quality adaptive anisotropic filtering modes
  • sRGB filtering (gamma/degamma)
  • Tessellation unit
  • Stream out support
  • Compute shader support

Sound and Audio

  • Dedicated 120MHz audio DSP.
  • Support for 6 channel discrete uncompressed audio (via HDMI).
  • 2 channel audio for the Cafe DRC controller.
  • Monaural audio for the Cafe Remote controller.



  • 802.11 b/g/n Wifi.


  • 2 x USB 2.0 host controllers x 2 ports each.
    SDCard Slot.

Built-in Storage

  • 512MB SLC NAND for System.
  • 8GB MLC NAND for Applications.

Host PC Bridge

  • Dedicated Cafe-to-host PC bridge hardware.
  • Allows File System emulation by host PC.
  • Provides interface for debugger and logging to host PC.

(Source:VGLeaks and CVG)

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