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

IBM
AMD
Intel
NEC

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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People Who Modify Their Bodies With Cybernetic Enhancements Are Known As?

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The Phrase “Smooth As A Milk Maid’s Skin” Came About Because Of The Maids’ Exposure To?

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In The United Kingdom Which Of These Literary Works Has A Permanent Copyright?

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The Childhood Illness Known As “Rickets” Is Caused By A Deficiency Of?

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Myst Island, Setting Of The Iconic 1990s Video Game, Was Named After A Novel By?

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During World War II, The U.S. Military Turned Which Of These Animals Into Self-Guided Explosive Devices?

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Which Of These Christmas Films Became A Classic Due To A Copyright Filing Error?

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The First Use Of The Term “Cooties” In English Was To Refer To?

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Which Of These Early Game Consoles Eschewed Raster Graphics For An Authentic Arcade Display?

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Which Of These Aquatic Animals Doesn’t Actually Swim?