IGN reveals new Revolution tech specs

IGN's Matt Casamassina has gotten his hands on the most recent technical specs for the Nintendo Revolution, compiled from a few "extremely reliable" sources. Here is what developers will working with:
  • The "Broadway" CPU: 729MHz (approximately the same speed as the original Xbox)
  • The "Hollywood" GPU: 243MHz (again, very close to the power of the original Xbox) with 3MBs of texture memory
  • RAM: 88MBs, which breaks down to 24MBs of main 1T-SRAM and 64MBs of "external" 1T-SRAM, which one developer notes "can be accessed as quickly as the main RAM, which is nice." The original Xbox, in continuing with teh comparison, had 64MBs of total RAM.
These numbers are not official, but they do make sense with what Nintendo has been saying all along that their focus was more on innovation than pushing the graphical limits--a philosophy which has worked with the Nintendo DS to great success. A slightly more powerful Xbox is still an major improvement from the GameCube, but technically inferior to both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Not to incite fanboyism, but do you still feel this is the right move for Nintendo?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.