Nintendo didn’t talk about any of the tech specs of their new system, WiiU, at their press conference today. Usually they don’t, that’s not their thing.
Their manufacturing partner for the last several years, IBM, has no such qualms however, and issued a press release on the subject. IBM says that the WiiU’s hardware is running a microprocessor of their design, a custom 45nm chip with embedded DRAM “capable of feeding the multi-core processor large chunks of data to make for a smooth entertainment experience.”
They go on to say that it is based on the same technology used in Watson, the supercomputer that has been winning at Jeopardy lately. So, y’know. Don’t play any rounds of You Don’t Know Jack or anything against it anytime soon.