Smart Access Memory on Zen 2 CPUs - The Power of Resizable Bar!
Published: 31st December 2020 | Source: OC3D Internal Testing | Price: |
Forza Horizon 4 - Resizable Bar On VS Off
While 1st percentile framerates stay mostly constant at 1080p (likely due to CPU performance limits), average and 95th percentile framerates see notable increases. At 1440p, Smart Access Memory enables performance levels that are better than our 1080p results with Smart Access Memory disabled, showcasing how much the technology can speed up the game's performance. It's results like these that make Resizable BAR a must-enable feature for all Radeon RX 6000 series users.
At 4K, Smart Access Memory is enough to keep Forza Horizon 4 at 120+ FPS performance levels under most circumstances, which is a big deal for users of today's HDMI 2.1 compatible 4K TVs and monitors. Forza Horizon 4 shows that Smart Access Memory was a worthy investment for AMD. It will be interesting to see how future games are impacted by the technology.