Wednesday, October 5th 2011

GeForce BETA Driver Hints At First GeForce 600 Series Models

If not mission-critical stability, GeForce BETA drivers do tend to be great speculation starters. The driver information file packs entries for existing supported GPUs, as well as some future GPUs. GeForce 285 BETA drivers seem to have contained entries for two such future GPUs, marked "NVIDIA GeForce 610M" and "NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M", with identifications of NVIDIA_DEV.1058.01 and NVIDIA_DEV.0DE9.01, respectively.

These new "discoveries" more or less fall in line with an earlier report of NVIDIA having taped out its first GeForce Kepler family GPU, the GK107. It is becoming clear that NVIDIA has charted out a bottom-up course for its next GPU family, to play safe with the new 28 nm fabrication processes at TSMC, that of beginning with the simplest GPUs, and then scaling them up till the highest-performing part is perfected.Source: VR-Zone
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12 Comments on GeForce BETA Driver Hints At First GeForce 600 Series Models

#1
NC37
Alright laptop makers, get ready to charge head first into 6 series! Lets see some "gaming" laptops with 630M!

Ahhh...I wish it wasn't true but likely will be. They'll be rushing to load their machines up with these and try to claim they are the best because they got the newest chips.
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#2
BorgOvermind
It's either tech testing of the 28nm process xor just a re-brand.
In any case, nothing special.
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#3
dieterd
by: BorgOvermind
It's either tech testing of the 28nm process or just a re-brand.
In any case, nothing special.
"28nm" and "re-brand" ?:twitch: then Sandy (32nm) to Ivy (22nm) you will also call "re-brand":laugh:
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#4
devguy
by: dieterd
"28nm" and "re-brand" ?:twitch: then Sandy (32nm) to Ivy (22nm) you will also call "re-brand":laugh:
He said "or". I assume he meant "xor".
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#5
Isenstaedt
Why do they do this? Why don't they add the new series cards to the drivers shortly before they release them?
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#6
sneekypeet
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by: Isenstaedt
Why do they do this? Why don't they add the new series cards to the drivers shortly before they release them?
Manufacturers building the cards need a driver to alpha/beta test their new cards before they hit the market. Nvidia/ATI do this to help in the process to get said product to market with this type of release.
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#7
wahdangun
by: dieterd
"28nm" and "re-brand" ?:twitch: then Sandy (32nm) to Ivy (22nm) you will also call "re-brand":laugh:
so did you forget about G-force GT3XXX series in laptop ? its just a re-brand
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devguy
by: wahdangun
so did you forget about G-force GT3XXX series in laptop ? its just a re-brand
Adding DX10.1 support to the mobile GT2xx series isn't exactly a rebrand.
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#10
micropage7
personally i wont pay attention just for a name
i wait for spec, just hope 6xx series is not rebrand+tweak but offers something new
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by: micropage7
personally i wont pay attention just for a name
i wait for spec, just hope 6xx series is not rebrand+tweak but offers something new
Yeah I am hopping for something new as well.
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