Anandtech has a reveal today on the new 7000m and 600m lines from AMD and NVIDIA, if you’re thinking about getting a new notebook in the next few months this will be a read you don’t want to miss.
Today AMD brings news of their 7600m, 7500m and 7400m series chips to market, for budget users hoping for a little entertainment this is your average chip you might see, the new line has one problem, it’s based on the 6000m series of the same rank. If you’re eyeballing notebooks at Best Buy and hung up on the 7650 vs the 6750 you’ll only have to worry about the CPU pairing not the video as they’re the same base chip with a possible bump in core speed. As it turns out, AMD is having issues getting their new 28nm based line into production which is what has sparked this shift.
NVIDIA is no better, we get news from the same piece that NVIDIA is doing a paper launch of the 600m series chips. In this case the full specs are available showing each spec is identical in performance and features. The 635m, 630m and 610m are all rebadged from the 500 series. If you’re looking for a reason to upgrade now, these will give absolutely no benefit if you already have a similar numbered model.
Anandtech has detailed charts for each product line and the news is disappointing for any hardware fan. While it’s nice for them to keep the number system limited, a rebadge tends to act as a trap for the consumers that don’t do the research. We would recommend anyone to just get the model that strikes them the best for the better price point. Why waste money on a 635m when the 555 might be $150 cheaper in a similar or better system, we can’t give you a reason really.