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Kinda, but they are obviously making better GPUs. The 630m is a 540m and the 635m is a 555m. I saw some product sheet that showed 650m and I know the new Lenovo Y580 listed as having a 660m, so who knows what those are going to be.

Like what they did from 400 -> 500

Ex: 485m = 580m. Essentially they're just making them more affordable. smile.gif
     
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A wise man would wait and buy IB/Kelper, but this is OCN: We sandpaper our $1000 CPU's for that extra few C! biggrin.gif
 
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doh.gif I don't mean to sound rude, but if you don't have a clue what you're talking about, you're not really "helping" the discussion further.

Shocker, Nvidia is shipping Kepler mobile GPUs to notebook manufacturers already. http://vr-zone.com/articles/report-nvidia-shipping-kepler-to-notebook-oems/14658.html

Wildcard is right, the rumors currently are that the 635M and 650M are 500M-series rebrands. Not the most ideal situation, but the numbers are shifted down, and perhaps it'll be more power-efficient? Now the good news, 660M and up are supposed to be Kepler. http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/638044-gtx-660m-18.html huuuuge thread about people ranting about the new 600M series.

There's no reason not to use Kepler in mobile. All the midrange desktop Kepler GPUs that are binned low can go to mobile, minimally. And then Nvidia gets to sell what would've been a $250 desktop GPU as a $400 laptop GPU. And there's that minor annoyance about AMD releasing GCN mobile GPUs in April as well. Don't think Nvidia's stupid enough to use 40nm parts for high-end, for the 3rd year straight.
 
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doh.gif I don't mean to sound rude, but if you don't have a clue what you're talking about, you're not really "helping" the discussion further.
Shocker, Nvidia is shipping Kepler mobile GPUs to notebook manufacturers already. http://vr-zone.com/articles/report-nvidia-shipping-kepler-to-notebook-oems/14658.html
Wildcard is right, the rumors currently are that the 635M and 650M are 500M-series rebrands. Not the most ideal situation, but the numbers are shifted down, and perhaps it'll be more power-efficient? Now the good news, 660M and up are supposed to be Kepler. http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/638044-gtx-660m-18.html huuuuge thread about people ranting about the new 600M series.
There's no reason not to use Kepler in mobile. All the midrange desktop Kepler GPUs that are binned low can go to mobile, minimally. And then Nvidia gets to sell what would've been a $250 desktop GPU as a $400 laptop GPU. And there's that minor annoyance about AMD releasing GCN mobile GPUs in April as well. Don't think Nvidia's stupid enough to use 40nm parts for high-end, for the 3rd year straight.

Oh this is not looking good....frown.gif Looks like a 6990M might be in my future.
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Oh this is not looking good....frown.gif Looks like a 6990M might be in my future.

AMD is supposed to have 7000M GCN cards out by April/May, if that's not too far in the future. If your concern is on the actual product, just wait it out, ignore the rumors, check back when there are actually benchmark out for 600M series.
 
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I'd wait for ivy bridge and kepler. the performance jump should be significant enough, and seeing as though you have no chance of upgrading, you probably want to make sure you buy the best you can afford.

completely different ball game if you went with a PC instead though.


Edit: If what Jrbroad said is true, unless you really need the laptop now, just wait and see. Worst case scenario you end up saving money, or you get the comfort of seeing benches and knowing what your getting before you buy.

So, waiting is a win win.
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I would say screw it buy now skip kepler BUT since this is a laptop wait as you can't upgrade cpu/gpu that easy on laptops..
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I would say screw it buy now skip kepler BUT since this is a laptop wait as you can't upgrade cpu/gpu that easy on laptops..

On Clevo/Sager models, it's pretty much:

1. Take off back panel.
2. Take of heatsink via 4 screws.
3. Take out old CPU/GPU.
4. Replace heatsink.
5. Replace back panel.

Here's a video.
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post #19 of 19
I was thinking about doing a videocard upgrade on M17X R2, but I am going to wait, and see if Kepler will work on my laptop.
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