v23.20.24.03 VGA Driver Beta Testing

Hello, Legion Go Community!

We're excited to announce a Beta Test Program for unreleased VGA drivers for the Legion Go. Before you dive into the download, please read the following important information:

Beta Driver Advisory (revised 11/29):

  1. Beta Status: This driver is in beta, meaning it's still undergoing rigorous testing. It's not a final product and may have bugs or issues that could impact your device's performance.

  2. Voluntary Use: Your decision to participate in this beta is entirely voluntary. Downloading and installing this driver is at your discretion, understanding the inherent risks of using a product in beta.

  3. Warranty Assurance: While we offer this beta driver "as-is" and cannot guarantee its functionality or a bug-free experience, please be assured that using it will not void your device's warranty under Lenovo's terms. However, we cannot extend any warranties, expressed or implied, specific to this beta driver.

  4. Feedback & Support: We value your input! Share your experiences in the designated forum. While we may not be able to respond to each comment individually, our team will monitor the feedback for insights and improvements. Note: Official support for this driver is not available, but our service team is ready to assist with general queries.

  5. Potential Updates: This beta driver is a work in progress. We may issue updates, fixes, or even release a final version in the future. Installing this driver does not automatically enroll you in future updates.

  6. Opting Out: If you encounter issues or prefer not to use this beta driver, you can easily revert to the stable, official version available on our website. Instructions for reverting are provided below*

We thank you for your participation and understanding as we work towards enhancing your experience with the Legion Go.

By downloading and installing this test driver, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to these terms.

Download Link: AMD_2D00_GFX_5F00_23.20.24.03.zip

Installing the test driver: 

  1. Unzip the file (right click, extract here/extract all/etc. depending on your zip utility of choice)
  2. Open the 02_AMD_GFX folder
  3. Important!: Right click gfxinstall.bat and "Run as Administrator"
  4. Command prompt window will appear, wait while it runs. 
  5. Will hang for a while on "adding driver package: u0397700.inf"
  6. Screen will black out momentarily
  7. Command prompt window will be gone
  8. Graphics driver has been updated, you can check in AMD Adrenalin Top left of "system' window should say released 11/7

Notes:

  • These drivers are dated 11/7 and are a step forward from our current official release, bringing notable enhancements.
  • Our original plan to release these drivers last week has been revised. We are now focusing on releasing a newer driver, aiming to include additional fixes and improvements.
  • The upcoming driver release will integrate the advancements found in this 11/7 version, along with further enhancements.
  • I did indicate we were trying to get a driver update out last week and because we had a pivot in release timing, I am hoping that this test driver can help address some of your issues while you wait for the final release of an updated driver.

*To revert to an earlier Graphics Driver:

  1. Open device manager (Windows Key + X > M, or search "device manager" in windows search)
  2. Open "display adapters" dropdown
  3. Right click on AMD Radeon Graphics
  4. Click "uninstall device"
  5. Select "Attempt to remove the driver for this device"
  6. Click "uninstall"
  7. Screen will black out and flip to portrait layout
  8. Download and install the latest officially released VGA driver from our support site: laptops and netbooks :: legion series :: legion go 8apu1contentdetail - Lenovo Support US

Thank you as always for your support and understanding.

Parents
  • That "No warranty" is completely BS. I hate when companies do this, we become beta testers for free and on top of that, they dont want to be liable if they fu** up your system.

  • So to be clear, using these does not necessarily "void your entire warranty", it's just saying we make no warranties (i.e. guarantees) about the stability or functionality of unreleased BIOS or drivers themselves.  We can't until the testing process is complete and they are signed off on by our internal QA teams.  I'm discussing with our Service department to see if/how much I can soften some of this language up a bit. 

    And, for additional clarity, the intention here was to get you all a safer way of accessing the unreleased drivers and BIOS that have been floating around from other sources and at least this way we have a dedicated place to collect feedback on it as well.  No one is trying to trick anyone into testing things for free, but for those who are going to use it anyway and want a place to provide feedback on it, this format would seem to benefit everyone a bit more.  I just know how starved some of you are for updated files to get better functionality out of the system, others have been requesting a way to get "test drivers", etc. and am attempting to provide what I can in a way that doesn't put the company at risk.

    Thanks for your understanding.

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  • So to be clear, using these does not necessarily "void your entire warranty", it's just saying we make no warranties (i.e. guarantees) about the stability or functionality of unreleased BIOS or drivers themselves.  We can't until the testing process is complete and they are signed off on by our internal QA teams.  I'm discussing with our Service department to see if/how much I can soften some of this language up a bit. 

    And, for additional clarity, the intention here was to get you all a safer way of accessing the unreleased drivers and BIOS that have been floating around from other sources and at least this way we have a dedicated place to collect feedback on it as well.  No one is trying to trick anyone into testing things for free, but for those who are going to use it anyway and want a place to provide feedback on it, this format would seem to benefit everyone a bit more.  I just know how starved some of you are for updated files to get better functionality out of the system, others have been requesting a way to get "test drivers", etc. and am attempting to provide what I can in a way that doesn't put the company at risk.

    Thanks for your understanding.

Children
  • I understand, thanks for the calcification