Wii Technical Specifications

Nintendo WiiProcessors:

  • CPU:
    • PowerPC-based “Broadway” processor, made with a 90 nm SOI CMOS process, reportedly clocked at 729 MHz
  • GPU:
    • ATI “Hollywood” GPU made with a 90 nm CMOS process, reportedly clocked at 243 MHz
    • “Starlet”, part of the Hollywood package: an ARM926EJ-S processor reportedly clocked at 243 MHz equipped with a 32-bit instruction set and 128K of cache
    • Both together come to an overall GPU clock speed of 486 MHz


  • 88 MB main memory (24 MB “internal” 1T-SRAM integrated into graphics package, 64 MB “external” GDDR3 SDRAM)
  • 3 MB embedded GPU texture memory and framebuffer.


  • Custom “AV Multi Out” port supporting composite video, YPBPR component video, S-Video (NTSC consoles only) and RGB
  • 480p (PAL/NTSC, 480i (PAL/NTSC) or 576i (PAL/SECAM), standard 4:3 and 16:9 anamorphic widescreen


  • Console:
    • Stereo – Dolby Pro Logic II-capable
  • Controller:
    • Built-in mono speaker

Ports & Peripheral Capabilities:

  • Up to 16 Wii Remote controllers (10 in Standard Mode, 6 in One Time Mode, connected wirelessly via Bluetooth)
  • 4 Nintendo GameCube controller ports
  • 2 Nintendo GameCube Memory Card slots
  • SD memory card slot (supports SDHC cards as of System Menu 4.0)
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Sensor Bar power port
  • Accessory port on bottom of Wii Remote
  • Optional USB keyboard input in message board, Wii Shop Channel, and the Internet Channel (as of 3.0 and 3.1 firmware update)
  • Mitsumi DWM-W004 WiFi 802.11b/g wireless module
  • Compatible with optional USB 2.0 to Ethernet LAN adaptor
  • AV Multi Out’ port (See ‘Video’ section)

Power Consumption:

  • 18 watts when switched on
  • 9.6 watts in standby with WiiConnect24 standby connection
  • 1.3 watts in standby

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