How do I find out what Graphics card my laptop has

mugabeep

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hello, I have a simple question
I just bought a new amd laptop, which the seller said has a dedicated graphics card or GPU (radeon R5 M230). What I want to know is do I get the right model, the one with dedicated gpu not shared or integrated, because the model that I bought has 2 type: one with integrated/share gpu (radeon r5) and the one with dedicated gpu (radeon R5 m230) and almost $100 more expensive.

I do dxdiag and it show this:

Card name: AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: AMD Radeon(TM) R4 Graphics (0x9851)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9851&SUBSYS_380117AA&REV_05
Display Memory: 2015 MB
Dedicated Memory: 497 MB
Shared Memory: 1518 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: AUO323C
Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (60.035Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1254 (English)
Driver Version: 13.302.1601.1001
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 4/18/2014 15:14:06, 1312896 bytes

D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported
DXVA-HD: Not Supported
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled

How do I know if mine is the one with dedicated gpu (radeon r5 m230) because nowhere it says m230

I'm affraid i get cheated by the merchant because the price he gave me almost $50 less than other merchants
 

evyosh

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Sep 11, 2015
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i came to a conclusion with the given Graphic card model : ATI M230 2G.. and plus i checked some reviews regarding the ATI M230 2G...

ATI M230 2G : is an entry-level graphics card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next architecture.
It offers a core codenamed Sun that packs 320 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface of DDR3.

to be really clear you can also contact Lenovo as well...
 

evyosh

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Sep 11, 2015
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dose it have a printed sticker on near the Keypad Area saying, nVidia or AMD. if you have then yes you might be having a dedicate graphics card... if not give use the Laptop model and model number, brand and we will be able to tell you exactly :)..

for example: just dont say [lenovo b560] because this laptop model has many feature version difference. so we will need the full model details :)

samples :
nVidia : http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/ASUS-ROG-G751-High-End-Gaming-Laptop-with-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-980M-Incoming-459722-4.jpg
AMD : http://img04.olx.com.pk/images_olxpk/96858607_1_1000x700_hp-dv6-pavilion-core-i7-with-amd-graphics-and-ssd-hyderabad.jpg
 

mugabeep

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Oct 20, 2015
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thanks for the replies, this is the gpu-z screenshot:


can you help me figure it out whether it is a dedicated or shared/integrated gpu
 

mugabeep

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I did and it can't find my GPU : Graphics device lookup failed
We could not find your GPU in our database, which may not yet display rare or unreleased devices.
This failed lookup has been recorded and we will do our best to add info for your particular model to the GPU Database.

Please submit a validation from GPU-Z to speed up this process.
If you know the model of the graphics card or notebook, please type it below:

e.g. ASUS GTX 980 STRIX OC, or GIGABYTE GV-R929XOC-4GD
Submit
It would also be extremely useful if you could provide an email address in the field above, to contact you, in case we require further information.

I think the seller sold me the one with integrated/shared GPU not the dedicated one, but I still can't figure out how to proof it
the info from the bottom stticker read:
Model Name: 80E1
Lenovo G40-45
S/N PF09GRAG MTM 80E1008BID

 

evyosh

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can you use this method : right click on computer --> Manage --> click on device manager --> and expand display adapters..
and send us a image of what you see..

 

mugabeep

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yes, this is the screenshot from device manager


The laptop model that I bought Lenovo G40-45 has two type the one with integrated/shared Radeon R5 GPU and the other has independent/dedicated Radeon R5 GPU

The price for the model with independent R5 GPU almost $100 more expensive but can handle 3D graphics and render video better.

The problem is that I have no idea which one is mine, and I feel suspicious the seller gave me the one with shared GPU, while I paid for the independent/dedicated model
 

evyosh

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Okay can you check this link : http://shopap.lenovo.com/bd/en/laptops/lenovo/g-series/g40-45/ you will be able to check the which GPU you have.

i checked your Previous messages but i saw you have mentioned only this as your model : Model Name: 80E1
 

mugabeep

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correct that is the model name, from the link above mine supposed to be this one:
Processor
AMD - A8/6410
OS
DOS
Screen Size
35.56cm (14) HD TN GL(FLAT)
RAM
4G(1*4GBDDRIIIL1600)
HDD
1TB 5400RPM
Graphics
ATI M230 2G
Colour
BLACK
Warranty
1 Year Onsite

I run the diagnostic tool test from lenovo website, this is the result:


==========================================================
Lenovo Solution Center - CLI
Press ESC To Abort The Diagnostics
==========================================================

--------------------------------------------------------------
Executing all modules
--------------------------------------------------------------

[Info] Scanning cpu devices finished


--------------------------------------------------------------
Id 0
Display Name AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
Udi AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics - AuthenticAMD (0)
Cpu Model AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
Cpu Vendor AuthenticAMD
Cpu Cores 4
Cpu Threads 4
Cpu Signature 730F01h
Cpu Max Speed 2 Ghz
Cpu Current Speed 1.996303 GHz
Cpu Features MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES, AVX, CLMUL, XOP, PSE, PSE-36
Cpu Cache L1 4 x 32 KB CPU_DATA_CACHE, 4 x 32 KB CPU_INSTRUCTION_CACHE
Cpu Cache L2 4 x 2 MB CPU_UNIFIED_CACHE
Cpu Cache L3 CPU_NONE
--------------------------------------------------------------

Started diagnostic: Cpu Quick Diagnostic
=> Cpu Bt Instruction Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Cpu X87 Floating Point Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Cpu Mmx Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Cpu Sse Family Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Cpu Aes Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

Finished diagnostic: Cpu Quick Diagnostic

--------------------------------------------------------------
Result Code: WCP03E000-UK7VLH
Total elapsed time: 1 second
--------------------------------------------------------------

[Info] Scanning memory devices finished


--------------------------------------------------------------
Id 0
Display Name PHYSICAL_MEMORY
Udi PHYSICAL_MEMORY
Physical Memory 4.000 GB
--------------------------------------------------------------

Started diagnostic: Memory Quick Test
=> Quick Random Pattern Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 48 seconds

Finished diagnostic: Memory Quick Test

--------------------------------------------------------------
Result Code: WME800000-UK7VLH
Total elapsed time: 48 seconds
--------------------------------------------------------------

[Info] Scanning motherboard devices finished


--------------------------------------------------------------
Id 0
Display Name MOTHERBOARD
Udi LENOVO-Lancer-4B2
Motherboard Usb Host ... 3
Motherboard Pci Devic... 23
Motherboard Rtc Present MOTHERBOARD_RTC_YES
--------------------------------------------------------------

Started diagnostic: Motherboard Diagnostic
=> Motherboard Chipset Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Motherboard Pci / Pci-e Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Motherboard Rtc Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 10 seconds

=> Motherboard Usb Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

Finished diagnostic: Motherboard Diagnostic

--------------------------------------------------------------
Result Code: WMB00F000-UK7VLH
Total elapsed time: 11 seconds
--------------------------------------------------------------

[Info] Scanning pci express devices finished


--------------------------------------------------------------
Id PCI_DEV
Display Name PCI_EXPRESS_SYSTEM
Udi PCI_EXPRESS_SYSTEM
Pci0 0:1.0
Pci1 0:1.1
Pci2 0:10.0
Pci3 1:0.0
Pci4 2:0.0
--------------------------------------------------------------

Started diagnostic: Pci Express System
=> Pci Express Status Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

Finished diagnostic: Pci Express System

--------------------------------------------------------------
Result Code: WPE001000-UK7VLH
Total elapsed time: 0 seconds
--------------------------------------------------------------

[Info] Scanning raid devices finished

[Warning] No devices found for this module

[Info] Scanning storage devices finished


--------------------------------------------------------------
Id 0
Display Name ST500LT012-1DG142 - 465.76 GBs
Udi Seagate-ST500LT012-1DG142-S3PVRG2J
Manufacturer Seagate
Model ST500LT012-1DG142
Serial S3PVRG2J
Firmware 0002LVM1
Size 465.76 GBs
Rotation Rate 5400 RPM
Temperature 42 C
Physical Sector Size 4096
Logical Sector Size 512
Logical Sectors 976773168
Supported Standards ATA8-ACS, ATA7-ATAPI, ATA6-ATAPI, ATA5-ATAPI, ATA4-ATAPI
Spec Version ATA8-ACS version 4
Partition Schema MBR
--------------------------------------------------------------

Started diagnostic: Quick Tests
=> Smart Status Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Targeted Read Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 1 second

=> Random Seek Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 2 minutes 3 seconds

=> Funnel Seek Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 1 minute 37 seconds

=> Short Self Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 1 minute 23 seconds

=> Drive Self Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 3 minutes 18 seconds

Finished diagnostic: Quick Tests

--------------------------------------------------------------
Result Code: WHD01V000-UK7VLH
Total elapsed time: 8 minutes 24 seconds
--------------------------------------------------------------

[Info] Scanning video card devices finished


--------------------------------------------------------------
Id 0001
Display Name AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics
Udi AMDRadeon(TM)R5Graphics00:01.0
Location PCI bus 0, device 1, function 0
Directx Driver Version 8.17.10.1254
Driver Name ATICFX64.DLL
Opencl Version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1359.5)
Opencl Driver Version 1359.5 (VM)
Number Of Cores 2
Global Memory Size 765.00 MBs
Global Memory Cache Size 16.00 KBs
Local Memory Size 32.00 KBs
--------------------------------------------------------------

Started diagnostic: Quick Tests
=> Video Memory Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 4 seconds

=> Mathematical Operations Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 32 seconds

=> Texture Pipeline Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 1 second

Finished diagnostic: Quick Tests

--------------------------------------------------------------
Result Code: WVC007000-UK7VLH
Total elapsed time: 38 seconds
--------------------------------------------------------------

[Info] Scanning wireless devices finished


--------------------------------------------------------------
Id 0
Display Name Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
Udi RealtekSemiconductorCorp.-RealtekRTL8723BEWirelessLAN802.11nPCI-ENIC-70:77:81:1C:EF:B7
Macaddress 70:77:81:1C:EF:B7
Manufacturer Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Name {DBBEF020-E900-4450-9863-0D5D2DA103D6}
Product Name Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
--------------------------------------------------------------

Started diagnostic: Wireless Diagnostic
=> Radio Enabled Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Network Scan Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Signal Strength Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

=> Local Connection Test
Test Status: Passed!
Elapsed time: 0 seconds

Finished diagnostic: Wireless Diagnostic

--------------------------------------------------------------
Result Code: WWF00F000-UK7VLH
Total elapsed time: 2 seconds
--------------------------------------------------------------


nowhere it mention about ATI M230
 

evyosh

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Sep 11, 2015
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This is definitely a Dedicated VGA. try a good game on your laptop :) so you will feel it..

and my friend just draft a quick email to lenovo with your concern. you will surely get a answer from them as well.
 

mugabeep

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Oct 20, 2015
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Thnks for your reply, I feel a bit relief, but how did you draw conclusion that the graphics card on my laptop is the dedicated one. can you point it out from the information above, sorry I'm so clueless, thanks
 

evyosh

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Sep 11, 2015
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i came to a conclusion with the given Graphic card model : ATI M230 2G.. and plus i checked some reviews regarding the ATI M230 2G...

ATI M230 2G : is an entry-level graphics card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next architecture.
It offers a core codenamed Sun that packs 320 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface of DDR3.

to be really clear you can also contact Lenovo as well...
 

mugabeep

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Oct 20, 2015
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thanks for the suggestion, I will email lenovo

 

mugabeep

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Oct 20, 2015
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Just an update, so I called lenovo customer support yesterday, and ask the rep about my laptop, he asked the laptop serial and model, and get back to me 5 min later to tell me that the model that I have is shared vga
 

evyosh

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Sep 11, 2015
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so did you contact the store manager where you purchase the laptop and please make a complain to lenovo saying that they have charged you extra money by selling fake... this is super scamming....
 

King Zeushlar

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Mar 27, 2016
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SO i have the same problem as this dude. but the problem with mine is that i have a acer Aspire E15 running on windows 10. and no mater what i do, INCLUDING my box that came with the laptop to protect it etc.... it always says AMD Radeon R5 Graphics! i want to know the version so i can compare it to minimum required Graphics card for rocket league which is Nvidia 8800 or ATI 2900. if you could help me figure this out ill be in debt please.
 
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