Help Me Choose: Video Cards

From watching movies to surfing the web, the quality of your experience is influenced by the characteristics of your video card. Video cards determine image clarity, color brilliance and accuracy of motion on screen.
There are two types of video cards available for your system:

Integrated graphics (UMA)

  • Laptops used to be designed with graphics processors built into the motherboard, reducing cost, power consumption and noise.
  • Designed for entry-level laptops that don’t need intensive graphics.
  • Integrated graphics share a PC’s memory for storage, which can impact performance when multitasking.

Discrete graphics cards

  • Designed for HD movies or video-intensive applications.
  • Discrete graphics processing units (GPUs) are separate from the motherboard and feature their own memory, measured in gigabytes (GB).
  • Accelerate graphics performance for less pixilation and more lifelike visuals.
Intel® HD GraphicIntel® HD Graphics 400Intel® HD Graphics 405Intel® HD Graphics 500Intel® HD Graphics 505Intel® HD Graphics 520Intel® HD graphics 610Intel® HD Graphics 615Intel® HD Graphics 620Radeon™ R2 GraphicsRadeon™ R4 GraphicsRadeon™ R5 GraphicsRadeon™ Vega3 GraphicsRadeon™ Vega8 GraphicsRadeon™ RX Vega M GL GraphicsRadeon™ R5 M315Radeon™ R5 M430 GraphicsRadeon™ R5 M435 GraphicsRadeon™ R7 M440 GraphicsRadeon™ R7 M445 GraphicsRadeon™ R7 M445 GraphicsRadeon™ RX 560NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MXNVIDIA® GeForce® 940MXNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 TiNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
Systems supported

Inspiron 15 3000 (Intel®)Inspiron 11 3000Inspiron 11 3000Inspiron 14 3000Inspiron 14 3000Inspiron 15 5000Inspiron 14 5000Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1Inspiron 14 7000Inspiron 11 3000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 (Radeon™) Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 (Radeon™)Inspiron 17 5000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (Radeon™)XPS 15 2-in-1Inspiron 14 3000Inspiron 14 3000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 15 5000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 15 5000 (Intel®)Inspiron 15 5000 (Intel®)Inspiron 15 5000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 15 5000 GamingInspiron 14 7000Inspiron 14 7000Inspiron 15 7000 GamingInspiron 15 7000 Gaming
Inspiron 15 5000Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1Inspiron 17 5000Inspiron 15 5000 (Intel®)Inspiron 15 7000 Inspiron 15 3000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 11 3000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 15 5000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 17 5000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 15 3000Inspiron 14 3000 (Intel®)Inspiron 17 5000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 17 5000 (Intel®)Inspiron 17 5000 (Intel®)Inspiron 15 5000 (Intel®)Inspiron 15 7000Inspiron 15 7000Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming
Inspiron 15 3000 (Intel®)Inspiron 15 3000 (Intel®)Inspiron 17 5000 (Intel®)Inspiron 15 5000 (Intel®)Inspiron 15 3000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 15 5000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 15 3000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 14 5000 (Intel®)Inspiron 17 5000 (Radeon™)Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1
Inspiron 15 3000Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1Inspiron 17 5000 (Intel®)Inspiron 15 3000 (Intel®)Inspiron 17 5000 (Intel®)
Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1Inspiron 14 5000 (Intel®)
Inspiron 15 5000 (Intel®)
Inspiron 14 3000 (Intel®)
Inspiron 15 3000 (Intel®)
Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1
Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1
Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 
Graphics Type Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated IntegratedIntegratedIntegrated IntegratedIntegratedIntegratedDiscrete Discrete Discrete Discrete Discrete Discrete Discrete Discrete Discrete Discrete Discrete Discrete
Memory TypeIntegrate System MemoryIntegrate System MemoryIntegrate System MemoryIntegrate System MemoryIntegrate System MemoryIntegrate System MemoryIntegrate System MemoryIntegrate System MemoryIntegrate System MemoryIntegrate SystemIntegrate SystemIntegrate SystemIntegrate SystemIntegrate SystemHMB2DDR3DDR3GDDR5DDR3GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
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Dual-Display Support
Availability      PDC/CDCCore i3/i5/i7E2-9000e, E2-9000A6-9220e, A6-9225A9-9420eRyzen™ 3 2200URyzen™ 5 2500UCore™ i5-8305G, Core™ i7-8705G

Note: HD510 = GT1, HD520=GT2 and HD540=GT3.
Whether you are watching DVDs, surfing the web or playing games on your laptop, the quality of your experience is a reflection on your graphics card. Along with the computer display itself, the video card determines image clarity, color brilliance and motion accuracy.


AMD Radeon™ graphics are used by leading visual effects artists and scientists around the world to create ground-breaking work. Harness the same incredible visual clarity for your own work and bring your 3D renders or digital art to life. Stream high-definition-content from online tutorials or your favorite vloggers (or even enjoy some online gaming between classes). AMD Radeon™ graphics will keep up with you, day and night.

2nd Gen Vega
6038401750Up to 13.8
UP TO 4.0
1024 GB/S HBM2
1.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ RX VEGA 64 Vega6440961546UP TO 12.7UP TO 1.9484 GB/S HBM2YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ RX VEGA 56Vega5635841471UP TO 10.5UP TO 1.6410 GB/S HBM2YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3 
3623041469UP TO 7.1
UP TO 8.0
256 GB/S GDDR5
Yes Yes
1.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ RX 580XPolaris3623041340UP TO 6.2UP TO 8.0256 GB/S GDDR5YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ RX 580Polaris3623041266UP TO 6.1UP TO 8.0256 GB/S GDDR5 YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ RX 570XPolaris3220481244UP TO 5.1UP TO 7.0224 GB/S GDDR5YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ RX 570Polaris3220481206UP TO 5.1UP TO 7.0224 GB/S GDDR5YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ RX 560XPolaris16/14896/10241275UP TO 2.6UP TO 7.0112 GB/S GDDR5YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ RX 560Polaris8/1010241200UP TO 2.6UP TO 7.0112 GB/S GDDR5YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ RX 550XPolaris16/14512/6401287UP TO 1.65UP TO 7.0112 GB/S GDDR5YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ RX 550Polaris85121183UP TO 1.65UP TO 7.0112 GB/S GDDR5YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ RX 540Polaris85121219UP TO 1.25UP TO 6.096 GB/S GDDR5YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ 540Polaris85121219UP TO 1.25UP TO 6.048 GB/S GDDR5YesYesYesYes4K601.4 HDR/HBR3
RADEON™ 530GCNUp to 63841024UP TO 0.79UP TO 4.548 GB/S GDDR5YesYes
RADEON™ 520GCN53201030UP TO 0.66UP TO 4.548 GB/S GDDR5YesYes