Why is my laptop running all games 10-15fps?

Feb 26, 2018
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I have a lenovo ideapad 320. It has 4gb DDR4, AMD Radeon 530 and intel pentium N4200 1.1 ghz. I tried running a couple of games like Counter-Strike Global Offensive and Dota2. I read online that the 530 could easily run these games but i barely broke 15fps. And i have already checked that the laptop is not using the integrated graphics for gaming and i have also opted in the Amd settings to get the most power out of the GPU instead of saving batterylife. I also have the laptop plugged into the wall and i am not using any battery saving settings in the games. So could anyone tell me what is wrong?
 
Feb 26, 2018
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But i looked at benchmarks and the 530 runs those before mentioned titles easily, so how am i getting such a bad performance?
 

rgd1101

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Good catch. ideapad 320 doesn't come with Radeon 530
a $200 notebook not going to play much of anything
 
Feb 26, 2018
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Same GPU the cpu is not specified and i tried running the games at lowest settings, with lowest resolutions possible and got results worse than what they were in medium with better resolutions in the benchmarks.
 
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This is picked straight out of the AMD settings panel (Sorry about the Finnish language but i think you are going to understand the numbers anyways)

Grafiikkakortin valmistaja - Powered by AMD
Grafiikkapiirisarja - AMD Radeon(TM) 530
Laitetunnus - 6900
Väylätyyppi - PCI Express 3.0
Nykyiset väyläasetukset - PCI Express 2.0 x4
Muistin koko - 2048 MB
Muistin tyyppi - GDDR5
Muistin kellotaajuus - 1000 MHz
Ytimen kellotaajuus - 891 MHz
Muistin kokonaiskaistanleveys - 32 GByte/s



 

WildCard999

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It's because the Celeron/Pentium version of those CPU's have a very poor iGPU (HD 505), the higher end models such as the i3-7100U (or better) have the Intel HD 620 that at a sub 1080P resolution should play those games at a decent FPS. At 1366x768 the HD 620 handles CSGO easily at medium settings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm5sTXOdqJM
 

WildCard999

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Can you post the exact model from the Lenovo Website?
 
Feb 26, 2018
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I found this one:
https://www3.lenovo.com/my/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-300-series/Ideapad-320-14-AMD/p/88IP3000849
 
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I found this one:
https://www3.lenovo.com/my/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-300-series/Ideapad-320-14-AMD/p/88IP3000849
 

rgd1101

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You have a N4200 yet the link have amd cpu, so what do you have?
 
Feb 26, 2018
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I updated the Radeon 530 drivers and now when i try to play Counter-strike the game again uses the integrated intel hd graphics instead of the 530 and my whole computer shuts down randomly when i tried to play. I tried several times and every time the computer would turn off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRhQYMMMWMc&list=UUPAkeaDK2_wd397UYiHbiqg
Here is quick video i filmed about what is happening.
 
Feb 26, 2018
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It turns out that Lenovo put an actually decent graphics card in a laptop with no graphics card cooling at all. The cpu works fine because the only cooling in the laptop is focused on that. The gpu is not cooled at all.
 
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