As you know, AMD Smart Access Memory (SAM) technology, which was initially presented as an exclusive one, and only for the company’s latest components, is in fact based on an open PCIe specification called Resizable BAR Capability. This means that it can be implemented on other video cards and processors.
Asus recently released BIOS updates for several motherboards based on Intel Z490 chipsets, and now we can find out how “AMD technology” works with Intel processors. More precisely, with a CPU Core i9-10900K.
It is worth mentioning right away that the source tested the games mainly in Full HD resolution, which affected the results.
And the results are such that the minimum number of frames per second increased by 13-21%, and in one game, it almost tripled, and the average – by 8-41%, but there were practically no changes in two games.
In total, it will not work to compare with previous tests, where AMD CPUs were used, since there is a different resolution. But, firstly, we see that everything works fine with Intel processors. Secondly, Full HD gain is sometimes quite significant, especially for the minimum number of frames per second.