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Can intel graphics be better than dedicated on a laptop?

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Hey Guys,so i bought this hp laptop(my father bought it for me actually lol ) from the store(Jarir bookstore) a couple of weeks ago,and it has both integrated and dedicated graphics(hybrid/discrete).Its not a gaming laptop but its pretty good with games released before 2016(doesnt mean it cant run games released in 2016).Its got 4gb ram,Intel 520 Graphics 2 gb(integrated) and an AMD R5 M330(render only display device) with display memory 4gb and dedicated memory 2 gb.I know its a low end graphics card but can it really be worse than the intel's built in graphics??
I have checked the specs,and also tryed both graphics on games(intel looks nicer,but amd gives a bit more fps but there are black edges in rendered tiles in games).I dont wanna use integrated for gaming becoz who would?
How is this possible?I mean why would they bother putting in a dedicated graphics if its worse than the Integrated one?Also all my drives are up to date,Is there anything i would be doing wrong still?
Here are my specs:
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3994 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R5 M330, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 451 GB (324 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 8136
And here is the intel gpu specs: Intel Hd Graphics 520
Total memory: 2gb
Dedicated Memory : 247 mb
Also the intel gpu has direct3d acceleration while the amd one doesnt.
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As you can see, the Intel graphic device is the better performer of the two.

You didn't describe your HP laptop, but you should add another 4 GB of RAM and run it with 8 GB.

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can adding ram help the amd gpu perform better?
Adding more RAM will improve speed and performance.
I don't know if it'll improve the performance of either graphic device.

Only if the gpu slowness is a by product of not having enough dedicated RAM. Such as when running high resolutions or gaming (with those games that need a lot of texture storage). It won't actually affect gpu performance.
hmm so yea theres nothing to do thanks for the replys guys,
I figured out that it has more vram than the intel one so its not much of a waste
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