Technical specifications
nintendo has released few technical details regarding the Wii system, but some key facts have leaked from the press. Though none of these reports has been officially confirmed, they generally point to the console as being an extension or advancement of the previous Nintendo GameCube core architecture. More specifically, the reported analyses state that the Wii is roughly 1.5 to two times as powerful as its predecessor.[1][39]


* CPU: PowerPC based "Broadway" processor, made with a 90 nm SOI CMOS process, reportedly† clocked at 729 MHz[40]
* GPU: ATI "Hollywood" GPU made with a 90 nm CMOS process,[41] reportedly† clocked at 243 MHz[40]


* 88 MiB main memory (24 MiB "internal" 1T-SRAM integrated into graphics package, 64 MiB "external" GDDR3 SDRAM)[42]
* 3 MiB GPU texture memory

Ports and peripheral capabilities:

* Up to four Wii Remote controllers (connected wirelessly via Bluetooth)
* Nintendo GameCube controller ports (4) (one can be used in conjunction with four Wii Remote units for five-player multiplayer capability)
* Nintendo GameCube Memory Card ports (2)
* SD memory card slot
* USB 2.0 ports (2)
* Sensor Bar port
* Accessory port on bottom of Wii Remote
* Mitsumi DWM-W004 WiFi 802.11b/g wireless module[43]
* Compatible with optional USB 2.0 to Ethernet LAN adaptor
* Multi-output port for component, composite or S-Video

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