I am not clear..your laptop runs fine with the lescat drivers. What is your reason for wanting to update from 15.4 ? In the device manager do you have any yellow marks?
You can go into the computer bios and change the display/graphics from switchable/dynamic (whatever words clevo uses) to 'fixed' or 'static'. This forces the laptop to use the discrete (AMD) graphics only.
FYI-- Default setting for all switchable graphic laptops in any OGL program, is the IGP. I don't know why you couldn't have the ability to assign any program a specific graphics. It's all tied in to battery life...which is a big selling point for notebooks. You do have your computer power plan set to 'high performance' and not 'balanced' ?
Thanks for they reply kingfish.
The device works correctly in most cases, and power plan is set to high.
I am able to use switchable graphics menu to select most of the software to high performance, which enables the AMD 7970m to take control of the GPU functions.
However, in other applications like OBS - Open Broadcasting Software the only option is Intel GPU for the source.
The 7970m never shows up on the list.
I also looked in BIOS to see if I could disable the Intel 4000 integrated GPU, but not such options exist sadly.
thus that particular piece of software does not function as intended and I am trying to find a fix for the AMD products running dual GPU.
NVIDIA dual gpu laptops with Intel has a solution for OBS software but not AMD thus far...
Your laptop is the same as a Sager NP9170. I owned a Clevo in the recent past, and needed a bios update to upgrade to Windows8. Clevo has no bios updates available so I called the company I custom ordered the laptop from. They sent me the bios and told me that in the future I should use the Sager equivalent for updates. I suggest you contact your laptop supplier and ask if there is a bios update for your laptop that will address the 'switchable' option in the bios.
Also you need to report this issue to AMD driver support > AMD Issue Reporting Form
I contacted cyberpowerpc that's where the Clevo came from and waiting on their reply.
Thanks kingfish for the info.