Lenovo Z50 AMD A10 7300 Dual Graphics option

Frans562

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Hi all, I recently purchased this laptop and heard that it can run dual graphics which the APU and the R6 can run tandem and play games a little better but I could not find the option to turn it on I've seen people have the option to turn it on in their AMD CCC under the "Performance" section, all I see on mine is the "CPU Power option". I already installed the latest CCC at the AMD website replacing the one I downloaded from Lenovo but still can't see the dual graphics option. Thanks in advance.
 

Saberus

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Dual graphics is a not-quite-Crossfire setup with the APU's graphics core and a discrete GPU of similar grade running together for a level of improved performance.

If you read the review you linked, it specifies the R6 is in the APU, and the discrete chip is the R5 M230.

Again, check Lenovo's site for the exact model product code or serial to find out if you have the R5 M230 installed, and if so, how to turn it on.

My z585 was sold to me as having an A10-4600M which has a 7660G, plus an 7670M. I found out that my submodel actually lacked the 7670M at all.
 

Frans562

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It's the Z50-75 I got it from microcenter
http://www.microcenter.com/product/438056/z50_156_laptop_computer_-_black

It's got the A10 7300 with the R6
http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/lenovo/z-series/z50-amd/#tab-tech_specs

according to AMD it's able to do dual graphics
http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies/dual-graphics#notebook

The only thing I did was I changed the HDD to SSD hours after I got it but I installed all the drivers according to the Lenovo site..
 

Frans562

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Sorry I'm very new to AMD this is my first AMD system and I might be getting the whole thing mixed up, so when people say "dual graphics" what does it mean? I was reading this review of the laptop and they mentioned on the 2nd paragraph about "dual graphics solution"

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Z50-75-Notebook-A10-7300-Review-Update.132461.0.html
 

Saberus

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Dual graphics is a not-quite-Crossfire setup with the APU's graphics core and a discrete GPU of similar grade running together for a level of improved performance.

If you read the review you linked, it specifies the R6 is in the APU, and the discrete chip is the R5 M230.

Again, check Lenovo's site for the exact model product code or serial to find out if you have the R5 M230 installed, and if so, how to turn it on.

My z585 was sold to me as having an A10-4600M which has a 7660G, plus an 7670M. I found out that my submodel actually lacked the 7670M at all.
 

Frans562

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You are right it turns out that my computer only has the R6 255DX no discrete chip, thank you for helping me clear that up.
 

Saberus

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I don't get why they tout the dual graphics as a feature if it's not present in all versions of the model. If it's not in all versions of the model, it's an OPTION.
 
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