Wednesday, December 7th 2011

NVIDIA Quietly Intros First GeForce 600M graphics cards

Without so much of a stale press release, NVIDIA has today outed its very first GeForce 600M series mobile graphics cards. Unfortunately, there's not much to get excited about as the cards in question, named GeForce GT 635M, GT 630M and 610M, are based on the 40nm GPUs already used by the GeForce 500M line.

We don't want to point any fingers but the fact is the GeForce GT 635M, GT 630M and 610M strike an undeniable resemblance to the GeForce GT 555M/550M, GT 540M and GT 520M, respectively. No worries, AMD has done something similar with the first few cards in the Radeon HD 7000M series.


The GeForce GT 635M comes in two versions, one with 144 CUDA Cores (clocked at 1350 MHz) and a 192-bit memory interface and another with 96 Cores (@ 1506 MHz) and a 128-bit interface , while the GT 630M has 96 Cores (set to 1344 MHz) and a 128-bit interface, whereas the GeForce 610M settles for 48 Cores (@ up to 1800 MHz) and a 64-bit interface.

All three cards are 3D Vision ready and feature support for DirectX 11, OpenGL 4.1, CUDA, PhysX, Optimus, OpenCL, and HDMI 1.4. Laptops equipped with these 'new' GeForce models are expected in 2012.
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25 Comments on NVIDIA Quietly Intros First GeForce 600M graphics cards

#1
radrok
I've seen the news on Anandtech and I honestly hate this rebranding-same-gpu scheme that it's shady and pointless (for the end consumer)
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#2
subhendu
oh ,they printed new stickers for old cards.I am a big fan of nvidia . will buy maxwell gpu's ,not this type of re branded old stuffs
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#3
Crap Daddy
For me it's a total chaos in the mobile GPU segment induced and sustained by NV and AMD in order to milk some cash from the poor customers. This is just another step in that direction.
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#4
Fx
pathetic
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#5
Jarman
yes but these must be at least 30% faster than a gtx 580
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#6
Casecutter
To me it has less to do with AMD/Nvidia and more to do with the OEM's that put them into mobile devices. They need to get another new sticker on notebooks before IB or Trinity shows. Those OEM’s probably have contracts to take so many parts (and a couple fell short); two big OEM's force one of them (AMD/Nvidia) to give in. Well the other can't let its’ partners fall behind (supposedly) so they follow suit. There are so many other factors in play with mobile market, your head would spin. This just is a good way for OEM's promote a numerically higher product and they don’t have to change a thing continuing the same stuff from PCB/component suppliers.

For Nvidia, well they have nothing anytime soon that’s emerging, while AMD sees it as appeasement that works in their favor till Trinity comes out. Who do you think caved first to OEM pressures?
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#7
KainXS
laptops available with these geforce models are in stores now lol

yes thats it Case, and in terms of OEM's that push this crap through, the main perpetrators are Dell and HP
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#8
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
Looks just like product positioning to me.
They will now have room to add a 655, 650, etc. when they are ready (whatever that means).
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#9
Casecutter
by: KainXS
yes thats it Case, and in terms of OEM's that push this crap through, the main perpetrators are Dell and HP
Yep, they are big but it really manners which one's had the major volumes and fell short with their graphic partner. There's Lenovo and Acer also, I honestly don't know would run the most discrete graphic volume with whom. I'd think if an OEM was predominantly with Intel they use Nvidia, while if you’re vested with AMD it's almost assured Radeons. So knowing Intel is the loin’s share of the market, especially in need of more than GMA for anything above an entry i3. Then who’s not going to have a true 28Nm mobile part first? :rolleyes:

This is why I don’t even try to care what happens on the mobile discrete side.
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#10
Jarman
are there any mobile chips that can outperform....say.....an 8800gt yet?
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#11
NC37
by: Jarman
are there any mobile chips that can outperform....say.....an 8800gt yet?
Is that a joke? :confused:
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#12
Jarman
legit question, its a few generations old now...I don't use laptops for gaming so was just wondering.
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#14
blibba
by: Jarman
are there any mobile chips that can outperform....say.....an 8800gt yet?
GTX 280M, GTX 285M, GTX460M, GTX480M, GTX555M (GDDR5 versions), GTX560M, GTX570M, GTX580M, HD48**M, HD58**M, HD68**M, HD69**M.

In short, quite a few. The GTX580M is even faster than quite a few more modern respectable discrete cards, such as the 9800GX2, GTX280, GTX460 and GTX550Ti.
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#15
n-ster
by: Cristian_25H

We don't want to point any fingers but the fact is the GeForce GT 635M, GT 630M and 610M strike an undeniable resemblance to the GeForce GT 555M/550M, GT 540M and GT 520M, respectively. No worries, AMD has done something similar with the first few cards in the Radeon HD 7000M series.
Wait, didn't I just see that the 7000M line was NOT a re-branding but an actual die shrink?
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#16
Jarman
ill believe those figures when i see the benchmarks :P

That's asking an awful lot of power out of an awful small space, with few watts available. Would be quite impressed if i saw some benchies.
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#17
blibba
by: n-ster
Wait, didn't I just see that the 7000M line was NOT a re-branding but an actual die shrink?
If so, you read partially wrong. The 7000M parts released today are rebrands without changes.

by: Jarman
ill believe those figures when i see the benchmarks :P

That's asking an awful lot of power out of an awful small space, with few watts available. Would be quite impressed if i saw some benchies.
What pics? If you're asking about the chips I stated as being faster than an 8800GT, you can easily look up benchmarks yourself. But it's not difficult to imagine when you think that a GTX280M, the oldest chip in that list, basically is an 8800GT, but with the locked shaders unlocked and not much reduced clock speeds.
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#19
bear jesus
If this was all Nvidia and AMD were talking about when saying the next gen chips would start being released this year i am very disappointed by them, i had at least hoped to see a die shrink on the low end chips.

A paper launch of something at 28nm that can't even be bought for months would be better than this :(
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#20
MikeMurphy
Am I the only one who doesn't mind rebranding?

It makes quite a bit of sense.
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#21
dieterd
by: MikeMurphy
Am I the only one who doesn't mind rebranding?

It makes quite a bit of sense.
yes you are!
and what sense it makes?
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#22
Prima.Vera
just some miserable re-branding, nothing to see here. Move along....:shadedshu
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#23
Joe Public
Well, even though they're rebrands, you'll get the same performance as a GT500 chip, but hopefully for less money.
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#24
Casecutter
by: Joe Public
Well, even though they're rebrands, you'll get the same performance as a GT500 chip, but hopefully for less money.
Well, this is somewhat true, an all new "buzz" envelopes the new machines and the may adjust pricing depending on how fast they want to move inventory... before the real generation jump comes.

The better deal when you really know what's... what, is the previous sticker stuff that will be the best value. :toast:
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#25
WarraWarra
Apparently they all should be die shrinks, so up to 10%~15% power consumption decrease and similar performance improvement as a result of shrink as compared 660m vs 560m .

This bunch both AMD and NV is targeted at Apple laptops and Dell / Asus / .... types.

Apparently the 660m~680m would be a fairly decent mGPU upgrade, same for AMD as they are targeting 2x 580m to 1.3x 680m in performance. Or 690m if ever released would be 2x 580m, if they can actually deliver this is debatable for both AMD and NV.
Decent gaming mGPu's availability is expected same time as mobile Ivy-Bridge March/April 2012.
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