2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2017 7:57 AM by Intel Corporation

    Can I use non-Lenovo drivers on switchable graphics Intel/AMD

    tzr916

      My first time using a switchable graphics laptop. Do I have to use the Lenovo website drivers designed for this laptop? Or can I go directly to the Intel and AMD websites, download the latest drivers for each separately, then install them separately?

       

       

      Lenovo 510s

      i7-6500 2.5GHz

      GPU Intel 520 / AMD R7 M460

      Win10 64

        • 1. Re: Can I use non-Lenovo drivers on switchable graphics Intel/AMD
          Al Hill

          That is a question you should ask Lenovo.  The Intel drivers may be customized by Lenovo for their product.  Using Intel [generic] drivers may cause you to lose some functionality.  As for the AMD drivers, that is a good question for Lenovo and AMD, as those drivers are not provided by Intel.

           

          Best to stay with the Lenovo drivers for a supported system.

           

          Doc

          • 2. Re: Can I use non-Lenovo drivers on switchable graphics Intel/AMD
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Hello tzr916,
             
            Thank you for contacting the Intel community.
             
            That’s right, the proper drivers for your system are provided by your computer manufacturer Lenovo, you can use the Intel® generic drivers but you might lose some functionality since Lenovo may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to your driver.
             
            If you encounter problems using the generic driver, Intel recommends reinstalling the latest validated driver from your computer manufacturer for your system.
             
             
            Best regards,
             
             
            Ivan U.