MSI added Smart Access Memory support to Ryzen 3000 CPUs in latest BIOS update for AMD B550 and X570 motherboards

MSI added Smart Access Memory support to Ryzen 3000 CPUs in latest BIOS update for AMD B550 and X570 motherboards

AMD announced last week that it will extend Smart Access Memory (SAM) support to the Ryzen 3000 series processors. The technology allows CPU to use whole graphics card memory array, which can help to achieve up to 16% performance boost in some games. MSI was the first motherboard manufacturer to provide SAM support for Zen 2 chips on their motherboards.

The motherboard manufacturer announced that it has released new versions of AMD 500-series motherboards BIOS, based on new protocol AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.2.0.1, which adds support for Smart Access Memory for Ryzen 3000-series CPUs. The company also reported that the new version of AGESA has fixed an issue with the Layer 3 cache memory bandwidth of Ryzen 5000 processors in the AIDA64 test.

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Smart Access Memory requires AMD motherboard based on 500 series chipset, AMD Ryzen 3000 or Ryzen 5000 series processor, as well as Radeon RX 6000 series graphics gas pedal. The list of MSI motherboards which received SAM support can be found below: The new versions of AGESA COMBO PI V2 1.2.0.1 BIOS for MSI mainboards are already available for download and installation from the manufacturer's official website;

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