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R9 M375 only has 1GB Vram?

Question asked by rikterterran on Sep 11, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 12, 2016 by black_zion

Pretty new to this forum so I don't know if I'm wording this correctly.

 

I recently received a Lenovo Z51-70 with specs including a 5th generation Intel Core i7-5500U Processor and AMD Radeon R9 M375 4GB GPU, as well as 8 GB for its Ram.

For a while I've been doubting the websites saying that the R9 M375 has 4 gigabytes of video card memory due to some disappointing performance when gaming. I know the laptop's strange features such as performance becoming significantly slower when the power adapter is plugged off as well as the GPU not recognizing some older games, but I managed to find solutions to those.

 

I've only recently managed to try and figure out the amount of memory both the display devices the laptop had using CPU-Z. The results were pretty strange.

AMD.jpg

The memory size is far from 4 GB.

Intel.jpg

Even stranger is how Intel Graphics seems to have the said 4 GB Vram.

 

Can anyone clarify what's this about? I've seen multiple websites say that the R9 M375 GPU does indeed have 4 GB of memory, although there is a common variant that has 2 GB but that's still twice the amount I'm seeing here.

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