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.