Build a PC with AMD components and get a boost in gaming. The company introduced Smart Access Memory technology

Build a PC with AMD components and get a boost in gaming. The company introduced Smart Access Memory technology

AMD is in a rather unique position. On the processor market, it competes with Intel, on the graphics (if we’re talking about discrete adapters) – with Nvidia. Moreover, there are actually only two players in both cases, and in both cases AMD acts as a catch-up.

However, at the same time, the company has something that neither Intel nor Nvidia has. The point is that AMD produces both processors and video cards. Yes, Intel is also preparing to enter the market of discrete desktop video cards, but this has not happened yet, and its product will in any case be the first for it in a very long time.

AMD has already begun to benefit from a presence in both markets, although in fact it should have started much earlier. Anyway, during the announcement of the new Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, we saw a mention of AMD Smart Access Memory technology. And now we know what it is.

Smart Access Memory is a technology that allows the processor to gain full access to the memory of a video card for increased performance. AMD itself speaks of an increase of up to 11%, but its charts show that often it is still 5-6%. This is not much, but this technology will probably do more in the future.

It is also worth noting that the technology, firstly, requires integration on the part of developers for full-fledged work, and secondly, it, of course, requires that the PC be built on AMD components. More specifically, Smart Access Memory is currently supported by Ryzen 5000 processors, 500-series chipsets and Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards. Perhaps later AMD will expand support at least for older CPUs and chipsets, but hardly for video cards.

Build a PC with AMD components and get a boost in gaming. The company introduced Smart Access Memory technology

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