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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Nintendo Revolution Technical Specs

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Revolution Technical Specs
"The ins and outs of Nintendo's next-generation hardware.

Nintendo's next-generation console, codenamed Revolution, is still more than a year off from its mid-2006 release date in North America and in traditional form, the Big N is keeping largely quiet about what the machine can and can't do. Still, based on official announcements from the company, we've been able to piece together a preliminary list of Revolution technical specs. Here's everything we know at a glance:

Revolution Technical Specs

  • Stylized shell about the thickness of three DVD cases stacked flatly on top of each other
  • May come in five different colors including a sleek, glossy black and an Apple-esque white
  • Backward compatible. Plays both GameCube optical discs and proprietary 12cm discs, the latter of which may be dual-layered for upward of 8GBs storage capacity
  • Slot-loading drive with stylized blue light
  • One proprietary component/digital out located on the rear of the system
  • Two USB 2.0 ports located on the rear of the system
  • No Ethernet jack; Revolution connects to the Internet using 802.11b and 802.11g Wi-Fi wireless
  • GameCube docking station features inputs for four GCN controllers and two Memory Paks
  • Two front slots for 512MB flash memory, likely SD Card compatible
  • Utilizes wireless controllers
  • Custom-built IBM CPU, codenamed Broadway; speed and architecture undetermined at this time
  • Custom-built ATI-GPU, codenamed Hollywood; speed and architecture undetermined at this time
  • MoSys-developed 1T-SRAM solution; unknown amount of memory at this time
  • Nintendo download service: connect online and download classic NES, S-NES and N64 games"
IGN Nintendo Revolution FAQ.

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