Wii 2 Rumour: Project Cafe Tech Specs Leak Online

by on May 31, 2011

The tech specs for Nintendo’s much rumoured Wii 2, or Project Cafe as it is know, have supposedly leaked online. There has been many rumours circulating over the past few months regarding the successor to Wii.

The tech specs were posted to a NeoGAF forum thread and are said to be an internal document from Nintendo. While the specifications are not mind-blowing, they represent quite the jump for Nintendo, and if true, the main thing that will excite gamers has to be the 1080p output, which is one of the biggest shortfalls of the current Wii console.

The tech specs for the Wii 2/Project Cafe are as follows:


Custom AMD Rv770 Chip “WOLF” @ 766Mhz on 32nm process


Customer IBM Power 6 Chip “FOX” on 32 nm process
4 cores, each two way SMT-Capable and clocked at 3.5 Ghz
175.9 GFLOPS theoretical peak performance (single-precision)
87.6 GFLOPS theoretical peak performance (double-precision)


512 MB XDR2 DRAM main memory + 1024 GDDR5 video memory + 16 MB eDRAM


2.5-inch SATA hard drive with 250 GB / 320 GB capacity
Expanded storage via SD and SDHC card memory (up to 64 GB


Custom Bluray-Disc, up to 50 GB
Compatible with 7 cm Nintendo GameCube Game Disc and 12 cm Wii Optical Disc


Video output formats
Composite video: 480i, 576i (PAL)
S-Video: 480, 576i (PAL)
RGB SCART: 480i, 576i (PAL)
Component (YPBPR): 480i, 576i (PAL), 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
D-Terminal: 480i (D1), 480p (D2), 720p (D4), 1080i (D3), 1080p (D5)
HDMI: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

These specs look pretty believable for the next Nintendo console, and things like the Blu-ray Disc compatibility and the ability to play both GameCube and Wii games would be great for Nintendo fans. The memory looks pretty impressive, too.

What do you think of these tech specs? Realistic? Let us know in the comments.

Source: NeoGAF