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I've bought a new laptop with discrete graphics (a Radeon mobility card), but I know there's also integrated graphics somewhere inside...

The laptop came with no OS installed, so I had to install the OS and drivers by myself.

Is there a way to know if it uses the discrete graphics or the integrated graphics?

I'm using Win7 64bit. Does the laptop brand\model matter? I would like a way to find out what graphics solution is being used on any laptop...

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that brand and model of laptop do you have? – Xantec Nov 2 '10 at 22:24
How do you "know"? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 2 '10 at 22:31
We need more details. Try using speccy – Sathya Nov 2 '10 at 22:31
What OS did you install? – fideli Nov 3 '10 at 1:16
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Start --> Run --> dxdiag.

The display tab should tell you your current graphics driver. Also, there's usually a BIOS option to set either integrated or discrete graphics or sometimes a hybrid/let the OS choose option.

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