4 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2017 10:51 AM by amdmatt

    HOW TO MAKE AMD RADEON YOUR DISCRETE GRAPHICS CARD

    chano

      Device Manager shows two graphics card were installed by default: AMD Radeon M230 and Intel(R)HD.

      When I installed the driver update for AMD, m230 turned to 8500 M. After reading forums on different gaming community sites, they

      said 8500 M is just a rebranded(?) M230 version. My problem is, everytime I run games, it seems like

      AMD isn't the one working to at least optimize these applications, because when I start monitoring on AMD Catalyst Control, none of my active apps show up .

      I suspect that the Intel Graphics continue to play the role that AMD is supposed to be playing. Can someone help me on this regard? would be highly appreciated!

       

      these are some specs of my laptop as listed in the dxdiag

      Machine name: LENOVO-PC

      Operating System: Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_ltsb.170427-1704)

      Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

      System Manufacturer: LENOVO

      System Model: 20351

      BIOS: 9ACN25WW

      Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.6GHz

      Memory: 4096MB RAM

      Available OS Memory: 3988MB RAM

      Page File: 2498MB used, 3740MB available

      Windows Dir: C:\windows

      DirectX Version: DirectX 11