Nvidia’s Resizable BAR is the technology that gives a tough competition to AMD’s Smart Access Memory. Currently, the green team has made its technology-enabled for the latest GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 30 series powered laptops.
Resizable BAR improves performance ‘from a few percent, up to 10%’ of the games. If we compare the benchmark results at 1080p and other high resolutions, we can conclude that currently AMD’s Smart Access Memory is the ultimate winner. It outperforms Nvidia’s Resizable BAR by a huge margin. NVIDIA claims that it 0will tweak Resizable BAR in future updates, but AMD is the winner with SAM currently.
According to fresh sources, the company has enabled the functionality of Resizable Bar for the following eight games:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Battlefield V
- Borderlands 3
- Forza Horizon 4
- Gears 5
- Metro Exodus
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Watch Dogs: Legion
NVIDIA stated that support for additional games would arrive before the end of the month. However, NVIDIA also noted that Resizable BAR reduces performance in some games.
For the desktop gamers, we also have good news. According to sources, NVIDIA will distribute VBIOS updates for its RTX 30 series Founders Edition cards in ‘late March.’ The company will issue a new Game Ready Driver too, but it will be up to NVIDIA board partners to release VBIOS updates for their custom cards.
So we can expect to see Resizable BAR support reach the rest of the RTX 30 series desktop product stack before the end of March.