MSI Releases Beta BIOS Enabling AMD Smart Access Memory for Ryzen 3000 Series Processors on 500 Series Motherboards

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MSI has released a new AGESA beta BIOS for its lineup of AMD 500 Series motherboards. Version V2 allows MSI 500 Series motherboard users with Ryzen 3000 Series processors to try out red team’s new Smart Access Memory feature, which boosts performance by granting a CPU full access to a graphics card’s video memory. MSI’s new AGESA COMBO PI V2 beta BIOS also fixes an L3 cache performance issue with Ryzen 5000 Series processors.

“This feature requires pairing the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card with AMD RYZEN 5000/3000 series desktop processors,” MSI noted. “[…] don’t forget to update the graphics card driver to the latest version. After taking these steps, this feature will be online and ready to boost your gaming performance.”

“AGESA COMBO PI V2 also fixes the RYZEN 5000 series processor L3 Cache bandwidth issue in AIDA64. With the new AGESA, the L3 Cache bandwidth has a dramatic improvement.”

MSI’s new AGESA COMBO PI V2 beta BIOS also seems to have the potential to improve the performance of select game titles substantially. This is according to a benchmark shared by Wccftech, which suggests that Shadow of the Tomb Raider players will experience increased performance of up to 17 percent with the updated firmware.


Tsing Mui
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