New Nintendo Revolution specs?

Ryan Block
R. Block|09.23.05

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Ryan Block
September 23rd, 2005
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So apparently this dude who works at Factor 5 (they've done some Star Wars games) who goes by Han Solo has some supposedly leaked specs of the Revolution, which if they're real might give the box a bit more of a fighting chance than we'd originally anticipated. Keep in mind this is the same person, we understand, who leaked some nearly dead on specs of the Xbox 360 before it was announced. Now, we could do a whole long article giving a prospective in-depth analysis on whose specs trump whose between the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and these rumored Revolution specs, but we'll just give you what Han Solo says it should feature: a multithreaded PowerPC 2.5 GHz with 256 KB L1 cache and 1 MB of L2 cache (diff from the dual-core 1.8GHz CPU with 512KB L2 cache we heard about before), a Physical Processing Chip (PPU) with 32MB of dedicated RAM, 512MB of system RAM (we heard it would have 256MB of main DRAM before), a custom ATI "RN520" 600MHz CPU with 256MB of RAM (that's about what we'd heard, but 128MB of RAM). Apparently the device will support external resolutions up to 2048 x 1268 though HD support is still as yet undecided, and it will have 7.1 surround, too. Doesn't sound too shabby, but as always get your grain of salt on.

[Via Joystiq, thanks, Hannes]

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