This special Nintendo Gamecube has an NVIDIA GPU

This special Nintendo Gamecube has an NVIDIA GPU

We are now used to seeing modders working to integrate modern components into devices of the past. Those who have fully experienced the sixth generation of consoles will certainly remember the Nintendo GameCube fondly, the machine that replaced the Nintendo 64 before giving way to the incredible Wii. If you remember well, the console was based on a 32-bit IBM RISC "Gekko" CPU, which ran at 485MHz, while the ATI Technologies (now AMD) "Flipper" GPU, made up of 51 million transistors and running at 165 MHz, took care of the graphics.

Credit: Cityle Numbers that surely now can only make us smile, but at the time the Nintendo GameCube was able to run complex titles, such as Luigi's Mansion, Metroid Prime, Super Mario Sunshine and, above all, Resident Evil 4, amazing for the audiovisual quality it was able to reproduce. Its shape is also iconic, cubic, as suggested by the name itself, complete with a handle on the back for easy transport.

Reddit user "Cityle", as reported by PCGamesN, has eliminated the internal components original Nintendo Gamecube in orange color to create a really compact build consisting of a motherboard extracted from the ASUS PN50 mini PC, equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor, 16GB of HyperX DDR4 RAM, a 2TB Samsung 860 QVO SSD and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card. All this, moreover, preserving the original aesthetics, so much so that the power button, the activity LED and the controller ports are still fully functional.

Credit: Cityle Furthermore, although the various components are rather tight inside the Nintendo GameCube case, temperatures are not a problem. In fact, about 30 ° C are recorded in idle, while putting the CPU and GPU under stress their temperatures reach, respectively, 60 ° C and 80 ° C. This is indeed an interesting project that once again demonstrates how to reuse objects from the past in a modern way.

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