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Payne 23-06-2006 07:33 PM

Wii Hardware and New Names Revealed

MoSys' embedded memory will power Nintendo's Wii providing the console with high performance, high density 1T-SRAM. Three new trademarks registered by the company have also suggested a name for Wii's messaging service.

MoSys, a provider of high-density system-on-chip (SoC) embedded memory solutions, announced that Nintendo's Wii uses MoSys' patented 1T-SRAM technology to implement the very high performance memory within the Wii console's graphics system. As the launch date for Nintendo's new console approaches, we will gradually begin to discover exactly what is included under its hood. The Japanese video game giant has kept hardware specs vague and ha refused to discuss its new console's graphics potential, focusing, instead, on gameplay. This lack of hardware information has led to a multitude of rumors ranging from shadows of Project Reality to XBox comparisons. As we discover exactly what powers the Wii we will gradually begin to unravel the next-generation potential of Nintendo's little warrior.

The two companies have been working together for over six-years and previous generations of MoSys' 1T-SRAM technology were incorporated in Nintendo's GameCube in 1999. The newest 1T-SRAM implementations embedded within the Wii console are fabricated using NEC Electronics' advanced 90nm CMOS-compatible embedded DRAM process technology. These high speed and ultra low latency memories are used as the main embedded memory on the graphics chip and in an additional external memory chip.

In other Wii news, Nintendo has registered three new trademarks, WiiPointer, WiiCulture, and !!M. That last one is the console's name, Wii, upside down and may be the name carried by the messaging service. We are not sure about pronunciation although Eem might be a fair guess.

svalbard 11-07-2006 01:39 PM

i am gonna get a wii, and then have it next to my ps3.

Payne 12-07-2006 02:07 AM

arnt we all ps3 and wii are going to rock im going to have all the next gen consoles! woot

NinjaSimon 12-07-2006 05:56 PM

I'll probably get 2 at most. (not nearly enough money)

darthyoda 15-07-2006 12:12 AM


Originally Posted by svalbard
i am gonna get a wii, and then have it next to my ps3.

Hey, svalbard, I bet you're going to be really protective of your wii, right? I'll bet you don't let anyone else play with your wii. I'll bet you won't even let anybody touch your wii.

If nobody's figured it out yet, svalbard and I live about 5-10 miles away from each other. We're good friends :lol:.

By the way, we're not gay.

NinjaSimon 15-07-2006 08:47 AM

So if you're firends then you get to touch his Wii all the time then?

svalbard 18-07-2006 07:28 PM

no, logan will never touch my wii, or any other guys. lol!

darthyoda 15-08-2006 09:07 PM


Originally Posted by NinjaSimon
So if you're firends then you get to touch his Wii all the time then?

I'll bet you're wishing that you could.

svalbard 15-08-2006 09:14 PM

lol. that is funny. but don't mess with him, he is also a moderator.

corim123 16-08-2006 08:57 AM

Okay finally I have a better idea of what the specs and stuff are.

svalbard 16-08-2006 11:53 AM

well then what are they?

corim123 25-08-2006 08:35 AM

Dude the quote tells you info on it. Thats what I meant.

VGcollector 30-10-2006 04:45 PM

cool but what about codename hollywood or c.n. broadway.

puggy 27-03-2007 12:06 AM

i am only considering getting a ps3 :)

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