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 Mar 30, 2006 - 09:54 AM - by Michael
* Revolution Specs

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IGN's got some leaked Revolution specs and it's as anticipated - about twice as powerful as Gamecube, nowhere near what Xbox360 and PS3 offer, and no 720p support (though it ought to be noted that the Gamecube, and likely Revolution too, is 480p native).

Insiders stress that Revolution runs on an extension of the Gekko and Flipper architectures that powered GameCube, which is why studios who worked on GCN will have no problem making the transition to the new machine, they say. IBM's "Broadway" CPU is clocked at 729MHz, according to updated Nintendo documentation. By comparison, GameCube's Gekko CPU ran at 485MHz. The original Xbox's CPU, admittedly a different architecture altogether, was clocked at 733MHz. Meanwhile, Xbox 360 runs three symmetrical cores at 3.2GHz.

 

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