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BIOSTAR announces BIOS updates to support AMD Smart Access Memory on Intel 400 series motherboards

by Vyncent ChanDecember 13, 2020
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BIOSTAR has just announced that they will releasing BIOS updates for their Intel 400 series boards to support AMD Smart Access Memory by January 2021. As previously revealed, AMD Smart Access Memory is just AMD’s branding on the PCIe feature resizable base address register (resizable BAR), and Intel actually supported the feature since the Haswell generation.

BIOSTAR Resizable BAR BIOS

The feature is going to be available on the following boards:

  • RACING Z490GTA EVO
  • RACING Z490GTA
  • RACING Z490GTN
  • Z490A-SILVER
  • Z490T-SILVER
  • RACING B460GTA
  • RACING B460GTQ
  • H410MH
  • H410MHG

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To enjoy up to 11% better gaming performance via AMD Smart Access Memory, all the users of the above motherboards need to do is as follows:

  1. Enter your BIOS
  2. Go to Advanced
  3. Go to PCI Subsystem Settings
  4. Enable “Above 4G Decoding”
  5. Set “Re-size BAR Support” to Auto
  6. Save and reboot

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Resizable BAR is currently supported on AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards and Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, although NVIDIA has confirmed that they are working on adding support for the feature to their Ampere graphics cards. AMD is reportedly not going to support the feature on the Ryzen 3000 series and older CPUs, due to the lack of support for the instruction necessary.

Pokdepinion: Nice to see that BIOSTAR is keeping their existing motherboard lineup updated!

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.