MSI activates Smart Access Memory on its 500-series motherboards via beta BIOS

Posted on Thursday, Nov 19 2020 @ 14:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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MSI announces it now has beta BIOS versions that enable support for AMD's new Smart Access Memory technology. This technique promises to increase gaming performance when you use a Radeon RX 6000 series video card in combination with a Ryzen 5000 series processor. Full details at MSI about supported motherboards and how to activate it. Smart Access Memory needs to be manually activated in the BIOS.
SMART ACCESS MEMORY is an innovative feature. It allows the system to access the full capacity of the VRAM on the graphics card. Compare to the current solution which has 256MB access limitation, this feature will provide the users better gaming experience.

For MSI motherboard users, enabling SMART ACCESS MEMORY is quite simple. It only takes a few clicks after updating the BIOS. Go to “Settings > Advanced > PCI Subsystem Settings”, enable “Re-size BAR” and “Above 4G memory/Crypto Currency mining”, press “F10”, to save the settings and reboot. The requirement of this feature is pairing the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card with AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop processor. And don’t forget to update the graphics card driver to the latest version as well. After these steps, this feature is online and ready to boost the gaming performance.

All the AMD 500 series motherboard from MSI is now ready for this new feature. Users can go to the corresponding support page of the product to download the latest BIOS for this breakthrough technology and enjoy that sweet performance boost.
MSI Smart Access Memory beta BIOS


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