Drivers or Optimization?

zabst94

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Hi! I have a Dell 15 3537 laptop. CPU: Core i7-4500U 2-Core 1.8GHz, GPU: Radeon HD 8850M 2GB GDDR5, RAM: 8GB.

The problem is, a lot of the games that should run on high or ultra settings, are running on low fps. (NOTE: I'm talking about small(ish) studios, not the companies like Ubisoft or EA, their games run great).

So i want to know if the games are just badly optimized for AMD (especially mine)graphic cards or am I not using the right driver.

Some of the games that didn't run propperlly: Borderlands 2, the new Risen 3 (recently released), Fallout New Vegas,Skyrim. All these games had to be played on the integrated graphic card.
 

jaguarskx

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It could be a driver issue, you might need to reinstall.

I have a very similar laptop; 15.6" Dell Latitude 3540 with the i5-4200u, but has the same GPU. I'll try installing Skyrim over the weekend to see how it performs. I have Fallout: NW, but it must have been misplaced somewhere when I moved.
 

zabst94

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Yes it has! I play the listed games on the integrated GPU instead of the AMD GPU.
 

zabst94

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On both Skyrim and Fallout the fps dropped significantly when playing on the AMD HD 8850M, and running smoothly on the Intel integrated GPU.
 
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