Nvidia answers AMD’s Smart Access Memory with its own boost to frame rates | The Verge

YxfOXOG.0 Nvidia answers AMD’s Smart Access Memory with its own boost to frame rates | The Verge
Nvidia resizable BAR.

Nvidia is officially launching its own resizable BAR support, which promises increased performance gains in some games. Resizable BAR has been part of the PCI Express specification for years, but AMD only recently made it an important feature to support with the introduction of Smart Access Memory.

AMD’s Smart Access Memory effectively provides its Ryzen 5000 processors direct access to the GPU memory to bypass I/O bottlenecks. This allows CPUs to access the full graphics frame buffer, instead of being limited to reading 256MB blocks. AMD previously promised up to 10 percent extra performance in certain games — if you pair its new Ryzen 5000 CPUs with its latest Ryzen RX 6000 graphics cards.

Intel and Nvidia have seemingly now worked…

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