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vga lenovo ideapad 300-141sk

i have new notebook, ideapad 300 that installed windows 8.1, i see in device manager > display adapters there are 2 vga, intel hd 520 and amd radeon r5 m330, if i play game amd radeon isn`t detected just the intel hd 520 and it doesn`t have catalyst, so how the amd radeon can apply and i can play game with amd?

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Re: vga lenovo ideapad 300-141sk

Hi there, Rizal -


Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.


There are two sets of graphics card in the Ideapad300, one is the integrated Intel hd 520 and another is the Amd Radeon r5 m330, which one is used depends on graphics load and your preference. So at idling the Intel gpu kicks in. 

you can force the discrete GPU (the Amd GPU) to run all the time, by going to bios and set it to discrete graphics mode. But this will draw more power and produce more heat, however the graphics performance will be higher.


Technically, the Intel integrated graphics is always active, although it is not always in use. AMD graphics will turn on and off according to need. Software from AMD called AMD Catalyst automatically switches between integrated (Intel) and dedicated (AMD) graphics, according to the application.


Update us how it goes.









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