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Nvidia may reveal GeForce 600M series next month

The GeForce GT 610M, 630M and 635M may be the ones to launch off the new series for 2012

New discrete graphics options from Nvidia could be announced as early next month, according to

The future GeForce 600M series is said to be making its official debut on December 6th. The odd part is that Nvidia has yet to release the successor to the desktop lineup of the GeForce 500 cards, which was somewhat expected to come first given past announcement patterns.

The source explains this anomaly by claiming that the supposed early GeForce 600M cards will be a rebrand of sorts and not a full evolution of the Fermi architecture. Later releases in the 600M series, however, could be manufactured with Nvidia’s next-gen Kepler architecture instead.

The first cards in the new series are presumed to be the GeForce GT 610M, GT 630M and GT 635M. These are expected to succeed the GeForce GT 410M, GT 520M and the GT 555M, respectively. The 610M in particular may be based on the GF119, otherwise known as the desktop GeForce GT 520, while the 530M and 635M may be based on the GF106, similar to the desktop GeForce GTS 450.

Official words from Nvidia will have to wait, but we don’t expect notebooks to begin carrying the new GPUs until at least early 2012.

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Allen Ngo, 2011-11-16 (Update: 2013-07-10)