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GeForce BETA Driver Hints At First GeForce 600 Series Models

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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
     
  2. NC37

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    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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    It's either tech testing of the 28nm process xor just a re-brand.
    In any case, nothing special.
     
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  4. dieterd New Member

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    "28nm" and "re-brand" ?:twitch: then Sandy (32nm) to Ivy (22nm) you will also call "re-brand":laugh:
     
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    He said "or". I assume he meant "xor".
     
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    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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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    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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    so did you forget about G-force GT3XXX series in laptop ? its just a re-brand
     
  9. devguy

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    Adding DX10.1 support to the mobile GT2xx series isn't exactly a rebrand.
     
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    I hope it's true. :D
     
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    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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    Yeah I am hopping for something new as well.
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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