It’s reported that an ‘AMD insider’ has revealed that the Wii U graphics card will be powered by a new version of the ATI Radeon R770 GPU.
This report claims that AMD are creating a custom version of the R770 chip that first appeared in home PC’s back in 2009.
It’s also strongly claimed that the Wii U will support Direct X 10.1; a move that will make graphics fans very happy indeed as the Xbox 360 can currently only churn out DX9 games.
Satoru Iwata has recently announced Nintendo’s plans to release a HD system that many large third-party publishers are showing “great interest” in what it has to offer. This new system is slated to be attract key franchises, first-person shooter in particular, that the Wii did not.
It has already been officially confirmed that AMD will supply the Wii U’s GPU. Though we are still waiting on official confirmation on what exactly is inside the Wii U.
Source: Games Watch Impress