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Esteemed Contributor III

Laptops with switchable AMD/Intel graphics Windows 10 support

Older laptops with AMD/Intel 'switchable' graphics trying to upgrade to W10 have big issues. Any 1st or 2nd generation Intel processor with HD2000 or HD3000 (or older HD graphics)  are not supported under Win 10 and no matter what AMD graphics is associated with it, will have switchable graphics problems. Intel released a chart making it very clear:

CHART

The below tables provide a comprehensive list of supported operating systems on a per-processor or graphics technology basis. Use the links below to find the appropriate section containing your Intel® graphics product and its associated operating system support.

Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® Pentium® Processors
Intel® Celeron® Processors
Intel® Atom™ Processors
Legacy Intel graphics products

Intel® Core™ ProcessorsLaunch dateLinux*Windows 7*Windows 8*Windows 8.1*Windows® 10Formerly codenamed
Intel® HD Graphics 510 for Intel® Pentium® ProcessorsSeptember 2015NoYesNoYes
(64-bit only)
Yes
(64-bit only)
Skylake
Intel® HD Graphics 515 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ M ProcessorsSeptember 2015NoYesNoYes
(64-bit only)
Yes
(64-bit only)
Skylake
Intel® HD Graphics 520 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ ProcessorsSeptember 2015NoYesNoYes
(64-bit only)
Yes
(64-bit only)
Skylake
Intel® HD Graphics 530 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ ProcessorsSeptember 2015NoYesNoYes
(64-bit only)
Yes
(64-bit only)
Skylake
Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ ProcessorsSeptember 2015NoYesNoYes
(64-bit only)
Yes
(64-bit only)
Skylake
Intel® Iris™ Graphics 550 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ ProcessorsSeptember 2015NoYesNoYes
(64-bit only)
Yes
(64-bit only)
Skylake
Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics 580 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ ProcessorsSeptember 2015NoYesNoYes
(64-bit only)
Yes
(64-bit only)
Skylake
Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6200 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ ProcessorsJune 2015NoYesYesYesYes5
(64-bit only)
Broadwell
Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ ProcessorsJanuary 2015NoYesYesYesYes5
(64-bit only)
Broadwell
Intel® HD Graphics 6000 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ ProcessorsJanuary 2015NoYesYesYesYes5
(64-bit only)
Broadwell
Intel® HD Graphics 5500 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ ProcessorsJanuary 2015NoYesYesYesYes5
(64-bit only)
Broadwell
Intel® HD Graphics 5300 for Intel® Core™ M ProcessorsSeptember 2014NoYesYesYesYes5
(64-bit only)
Broadwell
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200June 2013Yes4YesYesYesYes5
(64-bit only)
Haswell
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100June 2013NoYesYesYesYes5
(64-bit only)
Haswell
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000June 2013Yes4YesYesYesYes5
(64-bit only)
Haswell
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4600June 2013Yes4YesYesYesYes5
(64-bit only)
Haswell
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4400June 2013NoYesYesYesYes5
(64-bit only)
Haswell
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4200June 2013Yes4YesYesYesYes5
(64-bit only)
Haswell
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000April 2012Yes4YesYesYesYes6Ivy Bridge
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500April 2012Yes4YesYesYesYes6Ivy Bridge
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000January 2011Yes4YesYesYes2NoSandy Bridge
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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Laptops with switchable AMD/Intel graphics Windows 10 support

When I read your post, I understand that the problem is caused by the Intel HD3000 (in my case; my Aspire 7750G has a i5-2410M processor). But is it possible to set the Intel Graphics off and work only with the AMD Graphics (HD6650M)? Or is this option not a solution for the problem with the flickering horizontal lines?

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Miniboss
Miniboss

Re: Laptops with switchable AMD/Intel graphics Windows 10 support

Certain laptops allow you to disable GPUS,for example my thinkpad t420 allows me to disable either the integrated GPU,or the dedicated one(it's an Nvidia but the principle is the same).My friend has an elitebook 8460p and it also allows him to disable gpus.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Laptops with switchable AMD/Intel graphics Windows 10 support

As mentioned above, some laptops do have the option in the bios to select either dynamic (switchable) or static/fixed (IGP disabled)...but not all of them. You should check for a bios update from the laptop manufacturer as some have enabled that option via a update.

If you have Intel+Amd graphics you can try the Leshcat drivers. You will NOT be getting Crimson, but the latest WHQL drivers and they work. Pay attention to the instructions concerning Win10... Unified Leshcat Driver Manual  Please do not ask any Leshcat issues or questions here. Ask on their forum.

Please do not ask ANY Leshcat questions in this post. Start your own thread.

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