Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04

Aspire 3 A315 21G 2GB Dedicated VRAM underutilized?

When I open up task manager and look at both the GPU 0 (Link 0) AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics and GPU 1 (Link 0) AMD Radeon(TM) 520 under the performance tab, the listed dedicated GPU Memory are 80MB while the Shared GPU Memory are 1.9GB for both Links. The advertised AMD Radeon(TM) 520 is 2GB Dedicated VRAM, did I misunderstood?
But when I look at the Generic PnP Monitor and AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics Properties, The Total Available Graphic Memory is 2114MB, Dedicated Video Memory of 128MB, 0 System Memory and 1986MB of Shared System Memory. I am confused. 

Also during playing games, I noticed that for both Links, dedicated graphic which are only 80MB are used instead the larger 2GB Shared Memory.

Please help me understand. 

FAQ & Answers

  • ArilAfiqArilAfiq Posts: 3Member New User
    I've also run DxDiag. Here are the results for Display Devices

    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name: AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics
    Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Chip type: AMD Radeon Graphics Processor (0x98E4)
    DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
    Device Type: Full Device (POST)
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_98E4&SUBSYS_11921025&REV_DA
    Device Status: 0180200A [DN_DRIVER_LOADED|DN_STARTED|DN_DISABLEABLE|DN_NT_ENUMERATOR|DN_NT_DRIVER] 
    Device Problem Code: No Problem
    Driver Problem Code: Unknown
    Display Memory: 2059 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 72 MB
    Shared Memory: 1986 MB
    Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    HDR Support: Not Supported
    Display Topology: Internal
    Display Color Space: DXGI_COLOR_SPACE_RGB_FULL_G22_NONE_P709
    Color Primaries: Red(0.575695,0.345227), Green(0.340344,0.570813), Blue(0.160656,0.135266), White Point(0.313977,0.329602)
    Display Luminance: Min Luminance = 0.500000, Max Luminance = 270.000000, MaxFullFrameLuminance = 270.000000
    Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    Monitor Model: unknown
    Monitor Id: AUO71EC
    Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (60.016Hz)
    Output Type: Internal
    Monitor Capabilities: HDR Not Supported
    Display Pixel Format: DISPLAYCONFIG_PIXELFORMAT_32BPP
    Advanced Color: Not Supported
    Driver Name: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0315893.inf_amd64_c7f492d4318c2a29\aticfx64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0315893.inf_amd64_c7f492d4318c2a29\aticfx64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0315893.inf_amd64_c7f492d4318c2a29\aticfx64.dll,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\c0315893.inf_amd64_c7f492d4318c2a29\amdxc64.dll
     Driver File Version: 22.19.0163.1792 (English)
    Driver Version: 22.19.163.1792
    DDI Version: 12
    Feature Levels: 11_1,11_0,10_1,10_0,9_3,9_2,9_1
    Driver Model: WDDM 2.2
    Graphics Preemption: DMA
    Compute Preemption: DMA
    Miracast: Not Supported by Graphics driver
    Hybrid Graphics GPU: Not Supported
    Power P-states: Not Supported
    Virtualization: Not Supported
    Block List: No Blocks
    Catalog Attributes: N/A
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 6/7/2017 8:00:00 AM, 1673120 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: Unknown
    Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-DBA4-11CF-9574-313166C2DB35}
               Vendor ID: 0x1002
               Device ID: 0x98E4
               SubSys ID: 0x11921025
             Revision ID: 0x00DA
      Driver Strong Name: oem2.inf:cb0ae414bf142174:ati2mtag_StoneyDS:22.19.163.1792:pci\ven_1002&dev_98e4&subsys_11921025&rev_da
          Rank Of Driver: 00D10000
             Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C 
             DXVA2 Modes: Unknown
       Deinterlace Caps: {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                         {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                         {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                         {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                         {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                         {552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive 
                         {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch 
                         {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY 
                         {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                         {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                         {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                         {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                         {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
                         {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=
            D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported
                 DXVA-HD: Not Supported
            DDraw Status: Enabled
              D3D Status: Enabled
              AGP Status: Enabled
           MPO MaxPlanes: 1
                MPO Caps: Not Supported
             MPO Stretch: Not Supported
         MPO Media Hints: Not Supported
             MPO Formats: Not Supported
        PanelFitter Caps: Not Supported
     PanelFitter Stretch: Not Supported

    Shouldn't my AMD Radeon 520 also be listed? I have set the Switchable graphic to Maximize Performance for both on battery and On-Plug
  • ArilAfiqArilAfiq Posts: 3Member New User
    These are the Task Manager details I mentioned in my earlier posts.
  • mamadaspier3mamadaspier3 Posts: 1Member New User
    i have this problem ,too.did you find solution?
Sign In or Register to comment.

Who's Online68

AEACONEO
AEACONEO
Buggy73
Buggy73
GoatTheGoat
GoatTheGoat
Karthi
Karthi
mohamad11
mohamad11
Simar
Simar
Varun1986
Varun1986
+61 Guests

Join in, share your experience!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Announcements

Acer Community is now available in French! We are delighted to announce the addition of French to the list of supported languages in order to reach more users and expand on our mission to break the barriers between people and technology. You can access the French community from the drop down language menu located next to your username on the top right corner.


Participez aux discussions !

New Here?

Register to get all the benefits of being a member! Get social and introduce yourself in our Welcome Forum, or learn about our ACE Program and What's Happening at Acer.

Intel Extreme KAtowise 2019
Predator Join the forum discussions on our
Predator line of products.
Find out about the Acer ACE program.