CPU: IBM "Gekko" PowerPC CPU at 486MHz MEMORY: 43MB RAM total (of which 16MB DRAM used as buffer for DVD drive and audio) GRAPHICS: ATI Technologies GPU 162MHz max 640x576 progressive scan, supporting multi-texturing, bump mapping, reflection mapping, 24-bit z-buffer, Bilinear, trilinear, and anisotropic texture filtering etc SOUND: Custom chip running at 81MHz Macronix DSP, 64 channels of 16bit 48kHz, supporting Dolby Prologic II MEDIA/STORAGE: Panasonic CAV miniDVD-like 8 cm optical disc, around 1.5GB capacity
The Nintendo GameCube is Nintendo's fourth home video game console and is part of the sixth generation console era. It is the successor to the Nintendo 64 and predecessor to Nintendo's Wii. The Nintendo GameCube is the first Nintendo console to use optical discs as its primary storage medium, after several aborted forays by Nintendo into disc-based storage media. In contrast with the GameCube's competing consoles, the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast, the GameCube uses miniDVD-based discs instead of full-size DVDs. As a result, it does not have the DVD-Video playback functionality of the Xbox and PlayStation 2, nor the audio CD playback ability of other consoles that use full-size optical discs.
The Gamecube (default) color palette
24bit RGB 16,7 million-color palette (16,7M on screen)