Windows 10: AMD Minimal setup?

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  1. Posts : 88
    Windows 10-64 bit (version 1607 build 14393.1944)
    Thread Starter
       15 May 2018 #11

    CountMike said: View Post
    18.4.1 was making me problems, most of minor updates (in this case .1) are just some fixes for some games, otherwise not anything new in same driver. Here you can see particular about specific installed driver:
    Attachment 188756
    Your graphics card model is different. Mine is AMD Radeon 8570. You have installed 17.50.17 as seen in the screenshot. What procedure did you follow for downloading the drivers?
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  2.    15 May 2018 #12

    Downloaded drivers from AMD directly, nothing special. This is full driver
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  3. Posts : 569
    Windows 10 Home SL 64-bit, v1803
       15 May 2018 #13

    Since your GPU is fairly old, i'd choose the one that works fine. In my case, 17.7.2 fails to install while 18.2.1 works fine. I'm on Windows 7 by the way.
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  4.    15 May 2018 #14

    My 2 cent.......

    Questions: Since this is a laptop, does the laptop do the switchable graphics when needed? Can you switch it from onboard to AMD in the BIOS, permanently?

    As I remember, all laptops with dual graphics where setup to run of the embedded GPU (now off the CPU) and when needed switch to the better aftermarket GPU, whether it be Nvidia or AMD. Which back then caused a lot of problems with the auto switching and manually switching. Has this changed since then?

    Then, with this being a laptop designed with specific hardware that was never meant to be upgraded, with a set of specific driver/software packages to be used and only upgraded through them (laptop vendor).....Is it necessary or even beneficial to download the latest GPU driver from AMD for a laptop?

    I'm just asking is all.
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  5. Posts : 569
    Windows 10 Home SL 64-bit, v1803
       15 May 2018 #15

    Plankton said: View Post
    My 2 cent.......

    Questions: Since this is a laptop, does the laptop do the switchable graphics when needed? Can you switch it from onboard to AMD in the BIOS, permanently?

    As I remember, all laptops with dual graphics where setup to run of the embedded GPU (now off the CPU) and when needed switch to the better aftermarket GPU, whether it be Nvidia or AMD. Which back then caused a lot of problems with the auto switching and manually switching. Has this changed since then?

    Then, with this being a laptop designed with specific hardware that was never meant to be upgraded, with a set of specific driver/software packages to be used and only upgraded through them (laptop vendor).....Is it necessary or even beneficial to download the latest GPU driver from AMD for a laptop?

    I'm just asking is all.
    Nah, The dedicated GPU is just there to render when the settings is set to High Performance mode. It does not have any display output. This also goes to some laptops that are paired with either Intel/NVIDIA, Intel/AMD and AMD/AMD.

    Some AMD laptops have their dedicated GPU already soldered into the motherboard.
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  6.    15 May 2018 #16

    RoasterMen said: View Post
    Nah, The dedicated GPU is just there to render when the settings is set to High Performance mode. It does not have any display output. This also goes to some laptops that are paired with either Intel/NVIDIA, Intel/AMD and AMD/AMD.
    Thank you.
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  7. Posts : 774
    Windows 10
       15 May 2018 #17

    On Standard dual graphics Laptops the output hardware is common to both video chipsets.
    With Nvidia Optimus the Control Panel is also smaller and different than you get on a Desktop with the usual PCI Graphics Card.

    There some higher end Gamer Laptops which have an hardware construction more towards the Desktop arrangement.

    This is why on a standard dual graphics laptop it is best to let Windows updates get on with it and install drivers which it does in the correct order.
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  8. Posts : 88
    Windows 10-64 bit (version 1607 build 14393.1944)
    Thread Starter
       15 May 2018 #18

    CountMike said: View Post
    Downloaded drivers from AMD directly, nothing special. This is full driver
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    I have two questions.

    1. Okay, so you dowloaded the entire 18.2.1 setup and installed it on your exisiting AMD installation. Right?

    2. You're running 64 bit Windows 10 , v. 1803. Right?
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  9.    15 May 2018 #19

    1. Yes
    2.Yes 1803- 17666 Skippy version.
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  10. Posts : 88
    Windows 10-64 bit (version 1607 build 14393.1944)
    Thread Starter
       15 May 2018 #20

    CountMike said: View Post
    1. Yes
    2.Yes 1803- 17666 Skippy version.
    What's the meaning of Skippy version?
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