The use of the dedicated graphics card? Power management works not at all, no difference

I bought a lenovo g500 and after installing every single player on this site, I decided to test some games from my pc to the laptop.

Unfortunately, I see the games from the pc do worse than what they do on the pc (and the pc is old) so I think that the amd graphics card are not at all. Can someone explain how to enable the amd radeon video card? BIOS does not help and the CCC (catalyst control center doesn't help either).

For example:

I could run borderlands 2 in a little weak graphics on the pc perfectly.

However on my laptop I can not even reach the main menu because of the very low fps.

Another example is crysis 2, works perfectly on the graphic means on the pc, runs on 2-4 fps on the laptop.

Features of the laptop:

Video card

Intel HD 4000 (one built-in) + ddr3 2 GB AMD Radeon HD 8570 (128-bit)


4 GB of ddr3 memory


Processor Intel Core i7-3612 QM @2.10 ghz

Specifications of the PC:

Video card

NVIDIA GTX 650 1 GB ddr3 (128-bit)


AMD Dual Core 6000 + @ 3.2 ghz


4 GB of ddr3 memory

Applications in full-screen mode using lags like hell, my mouse moves in slowmotion too much (real slowmotion)

Edit: windows is 64-bit windows 7.


The solution was to install windows 8 (bought a copy of the professional edition x 64), and then install the drivers from the site. Now everything works as expected. Must have had a problem with the windows 7 x 64 and x 86 drivers... Well, now it works.

@shauni: tried with borderlands 2, could get 11-13 fps MAX during the game with graphics maxed out regardless of the diet plan, but as soon as I switched to windows 8, the amd video card started working and I now have 40-50 fps (which for me is UBER OPTIMAL). I always get 11-13 fps if I unplug my laptop well.

Install windows 8 (x 64 in my case)

NOTE: the drivers on the site are buggy for windows 7 x 64 / x 86. Date today: 8 October 2013.

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