AMD’s body charge boosting SAM characteristic is now out there on RX 5000-series GPUs

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT rendering

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AMD has simply launched Radeon Software program model 21.9.1 that allows Good Entry Reminiscence (SAM) help on Radeon RX 5000-series graphics playing cards. And it formally permits help for some Radeon gaming options on Home windows 11, too.

SAM was first launched with the Radeon RX 6000-series and AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs, as a technique to broaden the entry the CPU has to the GPU reminiscence in operation. 

It is a helpful characteristic in case you’re already rocking AMD {hardware}, providing a considerable sufficient enchancment in body charges in sufficient video games to make it value enabling and albeit smaller positive aspects, if any, in others.

Nonetheless, it is a freebie value speaking about, though up till now has been restricted to RX 6000-series GPUs paired with Ryzen 5000- and 3000-series CPUs with 500-series motherboards.

With the most recent driver model, which is now dwell on the AMD web site, SAM is coming to the 5000-series GPUs, which ought to open up the characteristic to a minimum of a good few extra customers. You will nonetheless want a type of recently-made CPUs and mobos, although.

In that very same driver bundle, AMD is including official help for Home windows 11 for its gaming options Radeon Increase, Radeon Anti-Lag, and Radeon Picture Sharpening.

Additionally in case you look intently within the launch notes, you may discover phrase of AMD including additional help for Vulkan, corresponding to VK_KHR_shader_integer_dot_product. This shall be useful for neural networks programmed to work alongside Vulkan, and I would suspect could have a component to play in Intel’s latest XeSS announcement or comparable, which makes use of such directions to speed up in-game body charges by way of AI-augmented upscaling.

Both approach, this can be a helpful driver bundle to select up. Not in the slightest degree for the Deathloop help bundled in. Severely that is one packed driver—you may obtain it at this hyperlink

Jacob Ridley

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his personal tech weblog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking issues at PCGamesN, the place he would later win command of the equipment cabinet as {hardware} editor. These days, as senior {hardware} editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the most recent developments within the expertise and gaming trade. When he is not writing about GPUs and CPUs, you may discover him attempting to get as far-off from the fashionable world as attainable by wild tenting.