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AMD is happy to help Intel and Nvidia enable Smart Access Memory

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When AMD announced Smart Access Memory on its latest GPUs, it sounded like SAM required close cooperation between the CPU and GPU. Consequently, it was launched as…
When AMD announced Smart Access Memory on its latest GPUs, it sounded like SAM required close cooperation between the CPU and GPU. Consequently, it was launched as a new feature that only works when AMD RX 6000 GPUs are paired with AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs. Nvidia, however, believes that a form of SAM could be implemented universally, as long as all manufacturers can agree on some standards since it does rely on a PCI Express feature. PC World asked AMD’s Scott Herkelman if AMD think that’s possible, and to what extent AMD would support standardization. This an edited transcript of the interview: Q: Will competitors need to push out BIOS updates for their whole ecosystem of products? A: I think you’ll have to ask them.

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