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Linux support for mobile R9 M385X GPU (Ubuntu 16.04+ only uses AMD FX 8800P Carrizo APU)

Question asked by boris59 on Oct 25, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 3, 2018 by bravesnowstaff

Moin all.

 

Is it true that modern Linux distros (such as Ubuntu 16.04 or 16.10) cannot benefit from the AMD Radeon R9 M385X (and probably other) GPUs? Whatever I try on my Lenovo Y700-15ACZ with the AMD FX 8800P (Carrizo) APU, all I get is the Carrizo APU. The dedicated GPU does not even show up.

 

There is no point for me to keep a product I cannot use, and it seems I bought a notebook from which I cannot use the GPU.

 

Thanks for any hints showing me where I missed something.

 

Cheers, Boris

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