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Photos: IBM delivers Wii chips to Nintendo

The Nintendo Wii, powered by an IBM CPU and ATI graphics, will not be as powerful as its two main competitors, Microsoft's already-released Xbox 360 and Sony's upcoming Playstation 3.

The Xbox 360 is able to render graphics up to 720p (lines of detail) and the Playstation 3 plans graphics up to 1080p, while the Wii will output at 480p. Nintendo plans to compete with a lower system price and its unique controller.

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By Bill Detwiler

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