Lenovo Thinkpad E590T and AMD Radeon RX 550X (Intel UHD Graphics 620)

Trond Endrestøl trond.endrestol at ximalas.info
Fri Jun 14 08:37:26 UTC 2019

On Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:12+0200, David Demelier wrote:

> Le 14/06/2019 à 09:34, Trond Endrestøl a écrit :
> > I'm considering adding 16 GiB of memory for a total of 32 GiB, and
> > swap the 512 GB NVMe SSD in favour of a 1 TB NVMe SSD.
> NVMe is definitely awesome in terms of speed. My laptop boots in less than 3
> seconds (but not running FreeBSD though).
> > The laptop has both AMD Radeon RX 550X and Intel UHD Graphics 620. I
> > didn't find anything conclusive on https://www.x.org/wiki/radeon/.
> > Maybe I'm simply blind.
> > 
> TBH, I'd avoid double graphic cards. They are known to cause troubles on non
> Windows OSes. Even Linux has troubles with them (but mostly nvidia).

Running FreeBSD as a VM in VirtualBox is still an option.

> > Is the Radeon RX 550X GPU supported by X.org and a particular driver?
> I don't think there are known problem with radeons cards. But some other
> comments are welcome.
> > Does the presence of Intel UHD Graphics 620 cause any known issues?
> Intel is pretty much working out of the box.
> > Any other thoughts on Lenovo Thinkpad E590T?
> I personally have a X1 carbon 4th gen (2016) and I just love it. Thinkpads are
> very good laptops with extreme good consumer support.
> I've looked on the french lenovo market and could not find E590T, only E590.
> So I don't know the differences. I'd personally recommend one with the WQHD
> resolution rather than full hd (2560x1440) because it's just awesome.

Here's the one I have in mind, sadly the webpage is only in Norwegian:


Thank you for your input.


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