My HP laptop has a hybrid graphic card configuration. One with a built in graphic card and another with descrete card. I use linux distributions such as Mint and Ubunut etc. Below are the cards available on my laptop:
1) VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity [Radeon HD 7640G]
2) VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Thames [Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series] (rev ff)
What are the best drivers for these two cards on a linux machine?
I have gone through this doc RadeonDriver - Community Help Wiki but can't figure out what is the best driver for the above cards. Could you please advise?
Seems like you haven't explored the manually select the driver page. It
doesn't list the APU or the cards that I mentioned.
Yes, the processor is AMD APU A8 4500M. But it lists the catalyst driver which is old. This wiki https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver seems to suggest to use the radeon driver for the newer versions of the ubuntu.
Also does enabling hardware acceleration put more weight on processor or the graphic card? I'd want the youtube video decoding and playback to be handled by the graphic card instead of processor.
They are old because your product is no longer supported with new drivers AMD Radeon™ Software Support for Legacy Graphics Products