Can I overclock integrated Vega graphics?

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  1. Plodplod

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    Hi all.
    As per title. I haven't owned any AMD hardware since ages, so would appreciate feedback from folks with experience.
    The plan is to get an 4500U Lenovo Ideapad (Vega 6 integrated graphics).
    Would MSI Afterburner and Asus GPU Tweak work on this GPU? Or is there some Radeon software that could be used for overclocking? It seams that this laptop has good power and thermal headroom.
    Yes, I am aware that overclocking integrated graphics is a futile exercise, and that 10% up on 50FPS is a joke, but I do like to fiddle.
    Also, is there a setting on AMD graphics that is equivalent to Nvidia's FastSync?
     
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    Uhh thanks for googling that for me :oops:.. Looks promising, I'll give it a try.
    Any other suggestions also welcome.
     
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    alot of people here don't own amd so it's hard to know whats possible when you don't have the hardware as many here find workarounds.....maybe @Vasudev will know
     
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    I doubt Lenovo allows it. The clocks will revert to stock/defaults after you use MSI Afterburner or similar. Only way I could find was to increase power limit to 80% on Radeon M330 and most games could play at 30-45 fps on medium settings on 720p or 1080p 60Hz.
    I'd suggest you to do clean install of W10 without bloatware and only have Lenovo vantage installed to control your ideapad/thinkpad PC, other lenovo utilities can be skipped.
    For Nvidia FastSync, I think the control is present in Radeon Chill, you need to look into it and its been a long time since I tweaked for max performance.
     
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    Ok, thanks for your effort!
    If anyone else will be curious:
    - "Ryzen Master" software reports that it doesn't support this CPU, do not bother with it
    - "Radeon Software" installs fine, but once installed has a tab "Tuning" missing. That's the area where normally voltage/clocks are set. Messed up some settings and got micro stutters. Uninstalled. Otherwise the laptop comes with "lite" version of that software. Does everything just fine out of the box.
    Will try few more things before doing a proper clean install.
    The laptop surprisingly has no bloatware other than antivirus. I am overall very pleased with this laptop, feels more premium then it's price point. Only two minuses are the keyboard layout (some things are squeezed in order to accommodate the num pad), and screen colors (which are ok, but when I have it near desktop monitor, I notice that they are washed out in comparison). Brightness is plenty.
     
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    Ryzen master supports only desktop grade CPU.
     
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