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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Revolution rumors for serious geeks

Revolution rumors for serious geeks

"Since it's still months until the expected spring 2006 release of the Nintendo Revolution, there is little hard news about the next-generation console.

True, the Japanese video game giant shocked the world earlier this month by unveiling the revolutionary game controller that players will hold in one hand instead of the standard two.

Other than that, little has been known about the Revolution while competitors Sony and Microsoft long ago spilled their guts about the guts of their next-gen consoles, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, respectively.

Now though, technology site Ars Technica has posted an article with rumors of the Revolution's specs. The site admits that it's nothing more than rumors, but attributes them to someone who had previously pegged the Xbox 360's specs almost spot on prior to any official Microsoft announcement.

In any case, Ars Technica says that the rumored specs are as follows: "A single dual-threaded IBM "custom" PowerPC 2.5GHz CPU, with 256 KB L1 cache and 1MB of L2 cache (L3 cache is rumored)."" [more]

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