A peak under the hood of Nintendo's latest.
Hector Martin, a hacker with experience in exploiting both the Wii and PlayStation 3, recently revealed specific details of the Wii U's CPU clock.
Martin posted some of the figures on his Twitter account:
"1.243125GHz, exactly. 3 PowerPC 750 type cores (similar to Wii's Broadway, but more cache). GPU core at 549.999755MHz."
The specs indicate that the Wii U nearly doubles the clock speed of the Wii, while tripling the core count.
According to Martin, the internal designation of the Wii U CPU is "Espresso" and the AMD graphics chip is called "Latte," which correlate with the use of the "Project Cafe" codename prior to the console's formal naming.
When asked, Martin suggested the figures came from hacking the system, and not from a leak of information.