11-01-2016 04:53 PM
Wife is picking up the new HP Notebook 17-x137cl (http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c05309298.pdf), armed with...
Intel Core i7-7500U (2.7-GHz, turbo up to 3.5 GHz, 4-MB L3 cache, 2133-MHz, dual, 15W)
AMD Radeon™ R7 M440 R16M-M1-70 with up to 4096 MB of dedicated video memory (512Mx16 DDR3 x 4 PCs)
16 GB DDR4 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
I'm pretty sure Santa needs to bring her an upgraded GPU as that entry level AMD will just slow her down, cough-cough.
What graphics card can this upgrade to?
That is, what are the specs/connections/what am I shopping for? Do I just look at the AMD R7's for a fit? How good of a GPU is too good where other components are just going to bottleneck the thing?
Any advice is welcomed and thanks in advance.
BTW, I'm still on my 6+ year old Dv7, going strong for 6+years god bless it...
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11-01-2016 05:16 PM
Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!
Sorry for the bad news, but you are operating under a misunderstanding.
Unlike desktop PCs, laptops do not use video "cards"; instead, they use video chips that are permanently attached to either video modules, or to the laptop system board. These are not customer-replaceable parts.
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11-01-2016 06:05 PM
Never thought I would misunderstand the words "Switchable Graphics", but I never did get into geek speak. I would recommend that HP change the term to "Switchable Graphics But Not After You Buy It And Take It Home".