How would you like to give your Nintendo Wii a hardware boost? All you have to do is rip out the console's video card and replace it with a more powerful model. It's obvious that this will instantly crank the Wii's visual output quality to 1080p. This is so simple that I don't know why it hasn't been tried before. Somebody has to be the first to make history, and apparently it's this optimistic person who goes by the name "kielbasa" over at the 1UP forums.
I just noticed today that there is a sticker on the side of the Wii that mentions that it uses ATI graphics instead of a proprietary graphics card. Has anyone tried to open one and swap out its graphics card for a newer one? It should work, if its motherboard is made to operate on ATI cards it shouldn't matter if you used the one it comes with (left-over Cube GPU's, lol) or a newer one. I just ordered a 4650 from Newegg, I'm hoping it'll fit if I rip off the metal thing with the DVI port. Even if it doesn't, who cares if my Wii looks a little sloppy with the back ripped off if it means 60fps in every game? I'm guessing there may even my hacks out there to upscale games to HD if you are using a nicer card, I'll have to check it out.
Did anyone else experience the Morbo reaction after reading this little saga? Even after being presented with plenty of evidence why this will just not work, kielbasa is unwilling to accept the cold hard truth. Stubborn ignorance or baffling troll? You decide. Keep reaching for the stars, kielbasa! Next week: soldering an extra motherboard to Microsoft hardware to create the Xbox 720.