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Since The Introduction Of The Game Cube, Nintendo Console CPUs Are Manufactured By?

Intel
NEC
AMD
IBM

Answer: IBM

Nintendo might design their consoles, a fair number of their hit games, and market their systems worldwide, but they most definitely outsource the design and production of their processors.

Since the Nintendo GameCube, the CPUs of Nintendo consoles have been designed by IBM and largely based on the PowerPC chip platform. The GameCube featured the “Gekko” processor which ran at 486 MHz and was a variant of the PowerPC 750CXe line. The Wii featured the “Broadway” processor which ran at 729 MHz and is based on the PowerPC 750CL chip.

Despite criticism that the Wii U didn’t include much of a hardware upgrade over the Wii, the CPU (at least) got quite a bump. The Wii U sports a 1.24 GHz tri-core processor, “Espresso”, and although it shares some technology with the Power7 line of processors, the chip appears to be more highly customized for Nintendo than previous IBM creations.

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Stars That Cannibalize Other Stars Are Known As?

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Climate Changes Have Left Which Creature Without Natural Camouflage?

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What Office Ritual Is The Result Of Careful Marketing?

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Alfred Nobel Established the Nobel Prize After What?

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Calling The U.S. Financial Sector “Wall Street” Is An Example Of What Linguistic Concept?

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Which of These Sci-Fi Ships Was Once Slated for a Full-Size Replica in Las Vegas?

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The Small Pocket In Blue Jeans Was Intended to Hold?

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Who Originally Spread The Idea That Carrots Improve Night Vision?

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The 1970s Oil Crisis In The United States Introduced What Automotive-Related Change?