The Lenovo G570 is coming with another integrated video card, Intel HD Graphics, besides the dedicated AMD Radeon HD 6370m. The issue is that if you download the official AMD Catalyst driver recognizer, the software will give an error, saying that the hardware is not compatible.
The user might think here that the laptop has an integrated Intel HD Graphics video card instead of the AMD Radeon 6370m.
We have in BIOS two options for graphics, Switchable Graphics and UMA Graphic. Leave the option as it is, on “Switchable Graphics”. UMA Graphic means that you will switch the laptop to run only using the integrated video card.
This issue is actually a smart system applied for laptops in order to save energy. When the laptop is in “idle mode” or you are not playing a video game, it will run with the integrated video card, the Intel HD Graphics.
When you start an application that will require more hardware power, it will auto-switch to the dedicated video card, the AMD Radeon HD 6370m.
You can check this fact by doing “right click” on the Sistray icon for AMD Catalyst, “Graphics Properties”, “Switchable Graphics Method”, select the second option and “apply”. What will happen is that the AMD Radeon HD 6370m will be your default video card from now on.
By doing this, you won’t be able to update the video drivers from the AMD driver recognizer tool, not even now.
To update the AMD driver, follow these steps. From the same window, click on the last option, “Software Update” and click “on update now”. Usually, the driver should already be updated with the latest version.
You can check what is your default video card right now by doing right click on desktop, “Screen resolution”, “Advanced settings”.
Notice that the Intel HD Graphics is recommended for browsing, office work, YouTube etc, as it will save energy and obviously your battery will last longer if the laptop is unplugged from the power source.