Is my laptop too old to power a 4k display [solved] computer too old —thread can be closed—

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have a old Lenovo b575 that I use with my desktop. Is possible to plug a 4k display over hdmi to the computer and just use it for productivity and browsing the web? Right now when I plug it in, the max resolution is 1920x1200.

Laptop specs

Processor:AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2
Graphics:Gallium 0.4 on AMD PALM (DRM 2.45.0 / 4.7.0-1-ARCH, LLVM 3.8.1)

Other things

My display is the Crossover 289K
My computer is the Lenovo B575
I am currently running Arch Linux (64bit) with Gnome 3.20.2
I installed the xf86-video-amdgpu-1.1.0-1

Is the old laptop hardware the bottleneck?
Is it a issue with the lack of supported graphics drivers for my particular laptop?
Is it my display/hdmi?

@FaunCB I recall hearing you use a Lenovo b575, have you tried plugging it into a 4k display?

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yes your laptop is too old to run a 4k monitor with it's integrated gpu.

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that's what I thought.
Are there any work arounds? (this seems like a stupid question)

normally this is where i would say" get a cheap used gpu that can run 4k + examples" but it's a laptop =/ so you either need to get a new pc to run it.

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A 6320 is barely enough for TF2

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I used to run tf2 with fps configs it barely broke 30 fps, but thanks for the input.

The E-450 in the 575 has an HD 6320. It will not do 4K worth a damn.

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