Why are people getting worked up over a rumor?
I don't think the problem is with people getting worked up over the rumor, it's more like it's really hard for some of the more tech savvy people to try to explain how the performance/price/form factor works with modern hardware to some members here. I'm just glad a lot of people still have enough paitence to try to explain though, the problem is generally the people who don't want to take in the right ideas as to why things wouldn't make sense even after like 100 paragraphs of how things work in human terms or in hellish details.
maybe this will help give people a bit of perspective
X360 Xenon 19,200 MIPS at 3.2 GHz (2.0 IPS * number of cores * clock speed)
Wii U CPU aparenlty 3 Power PC 750 cores at 1.25GHz according to Hector Martin (AKA Marcan42) which is ~8,625 MIPS (2.7 IPS * number of cores * clock speed)
Rumoured Next Box AMD FX 8 core CPU at 1.6GHz (according to Martin) would be ~48,384 MIPS (3.78 IPS * number of cores * clock speed)
Not really accurate to real world performance but should give a rough idea of how they would stack up.