Lenovo is taking a page out of Valve's playbook when it comes to support for the Legion Go, and I couldn't be happier. Today, a new program was started by the company that allows users to beta test new updates for different components of the device, which for now are the BIOS and Graphics drivers.
For the BIOS, which is version v28, you can download the file on the forum post. Once you download, just unzip and double click the .exe file inside. The new BIOS is filled with new goodies, like a 6gb UMA Buffer mode and STAMPS thermal mode. You can view more details on our earlier post about the BIOS.
As for the graphics driver, you can go to its specific forum post to download. After downloading, you will open and right-click the gfxinstall.bat and run it as administrator. Let it install and you should be good to go! To check it, you can go to AMD Adrenalin and the top left of the "System" window will say the drivers were released on 11/7. While the drivers are essentially done, the team found more improvements and fixes they could make, so they are holding off on a full release until later with an even newer driver. No list of improvements or fixes was given.
Before downloading, these are beta drivers and are not designed to be released publicly in a stable branch yet, which means you could encounter issues. Lenovo released the following information for anyone who is looking to participate:
- Beta Version: This driver is a beta version and is currently undergoing testing. It is not the final version and may contain bugs or issues that could affect your device's performance.
- Voluntary Participation: Participation in this beta program is completely voluntary. By downloading and installing this driver, you acknowledge that you are doing so at your own risk.
- No Warranty: We provide this testing driver "as-is" without any warranties of any kind. Lenovo disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
- Limitation of Liability: To the fullest extent permitted by law, Lenovo shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses resulting from the use of or inability to use this test driver.
- Feedback and Support: We welcome your feedback! Please share your experiences, both positive and negative, in this post only. While we'll be monitoring the feedback closely, please note that there is no official support for this driver. We will also not be able to respond individually to every piece of feedback. Use of the voting system is encouraged for adding visibility to certain items.
- Future Updates: This driver is a work in progress. We may release updates, fixes, or a final version in the future. Installing this driver does not guarantee automatic updates.
- Opt-Out: If you encounter issues or are not comfortable using this test driver, you may revert to the official, stable version available on our website.
While I would be wary of participating in beta BIOS updates, it is great that the option is available and I commend Lenovo for giving an opportunity like this. I think it is great to be so transparent and offer ways of testing new updates like this. I would love to see these streamlined a bit and accessible/downloadable through Legion Space, but it is better than nothing!
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