NVIDIA promises Smart Access Memory for Ampere GPUs

Posted on Friday, November 13 2020 @ 11:47 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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When NVIDIA has a new technology, AMD usually copies it, and this also goes the other way around. With the Big Navi launch, AMD revealed a new technology called Smart Access Memory. This technique expands the data channel between the CPU and GPU to utilize the full GPU memory buffer. Benchmarks shown by AMD reveal that a Ryzen + Radeon combo can offer performance gains of 5 to 11 percent, depending on the game.

Gamers Nexus had a chat with NVIDIA and got to hear that the green team got a similar functionality working internally. NVIDIA promises to enable it on Ampere GPUs via future software updates but it's unknown when it will be ready. In terms of performance, NVIDIA believes it can offer similar performance results as AMD, on both AMD and Intel CPU based PCs.

Via: VideoCardz

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