Changing Graphics Card

dillon_15

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Hello All,
So I just got a new ASUS X555QA Laptop. I found out the hard way that it only has a 512 MB Graphics card which as you probably know doesn't do much these days. I know for most cases, a laptop graphcs card cannot be replaced but is it possible to replace the graphics card on this laptop?
 

jaguarskx

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No, you cannot upgrade the graphics. Based on a little research, that laptop relies on the integrated graphics core of the A10-9600P APU; the Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) graphics core. Because the A10-9600P APU is soldered into the motherboard, there is no way to upgrade the graphics.

Generally speaking, only specific gaming laptop models that cost $1,400 USD will give you the option to upgrade the GPU. However, the magic phrase is "specific model", because there are plenty of $2,000 - $3,000 USD laptops that does not allow you to upgrade the GPU.

 

fry178

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Dec 14, 2015
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not so much the problem swapping the physical chip, but you are also looking at higher power/cooling needs, which is most of the time the issue.
the A10 is already the largest chip.

you might be better off waiting until new units come out with zen/7700 series, as prices will drop.

saving for a new unit might be best, as i dont find info that asus designed this to be upgraded.
 

jaguarskx

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No, you cannot upgrade the graphics. Based on a little research, that laptop relies on the integrated graphics core of the A10-9600P APU; the Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) graphics core. Because the A10-9600P APU is soldered into the motherboard, there is no way to upgrade the graphics.

Generally speaking, only specific gaming laptop models that cost $1,400 USD will give you the option to upgrade the GPU. However, the magic phrase is "specific model", because there are plenty of $2,000 - $3,000 USD laptops that does not allow you to upgrade the GPU.

 

jaguarskx

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From the link below regarding the release of Ryzen (Zen architecture) mobile APUs.

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/new-product/pc-components/amd-zen-processor-release-date-price-specs-features-3643552/

Laptops with Ryzen processors will launch in the second half of the year, and these have the codename Raven Ridge.
 
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