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MSI launches beta BIOS for Smart Access Memory on AMD 500-series motherboards

Now that the Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards are available, MSI has launched a beta BIOS update for its AMD 500-series motherboards, introducing support for Smart Access Memory. 

To use Smart Access Memory, users need a Ryzen 5000 series processor, a Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, and an updated AMD 500-series motherboard. With Smart Access Memory, the CPU can access the full memory of the GPU, increasing the bandwidth between both, improving the performance in games by up to 11%.

The following table shows all MSI 500-series motherboards with the Beta BIOS available to download:

Motherboard series Model
A520 MAG A520M Vector WiFi
A520M Pro
A520M Pro-VH
A520M Pro-C Dash
A520M-A Pro
B550 MEG B550 Unify
MEG B550 Unify-X
MPG B550 Gaming Carbon WiFi
MPG B550 Gaming Edge WiFi
MPG B550I Gaming Edge WiFi
MPG B550 Gaming Carbon Plus
MAG B550 Tomahawk
MAG B550M Torpedo
MAG B550M Mortar WiFi
MAG B550M Mortar
MAG B550M Bazooka
MAG B550M Vector WiFi
B550-A Pro
B550-A Pro-VDH WiFi
B550-A Pro-VDH
B550-A Pro-Dash
B550M Pro
B550M-A Pro
X570 MEG X570 Godlike
MEG X570 Ace
MEG X570 Unify
Prestige X570 Creation
MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi
MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi
MPG X570 Gaming Plus
MPG X570 Tomahawk Wi-Fi
X570 -A Pro

For those who own an MSI 500-series motherboard, you can download the latest Beta BIOS from the support tab from the official product page of your motherboard. Once you download and flash the new BIOS onto your motherboard, you can enable Smart Access Memory by going to the BIOS Menu and select “Settings/Advanced/PCI Subsystem Settings”. Once you’re there, enable “Re-size BAR” and “Above 4G memory/Crypto Currency mining” and press F10 to save and exit.

KitGuru says: Do you own a Ryzen 5000 processor and an AMD 500 series motherboard? Have you already tried Smart Access Memory? How is your experience with SAM enabled?

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