Previously,Intelhighlightedmust be enabledPCIe Resiable BAR (ReBAR for short) for maximum performance.
Although the guide implies that Arc Alchemist GPUs also supportAMDThe Smart Access (SAM) function of the platform, but the company seems to recommend consumers to use its own tenth-generation Core and newer platforms.
Today, however, the company has confirmed in a statement to Neowin that the Arc desktop does support SAM smart access — meaning the AMD Ryzen platform will also be able to “compete” with Intel’s own board U.
As we described in a blog post last month, Arc graphics products are also being rolled out with a cross-hardware platform experience in mind to better serve our customers.
We are currently supporting ReBar enabled Intel platforms and will add support for Smart Access Memory enabled AMD platforms over time.
But whether AMD or Intel, not all older platforms fully support ReBar or SAM functionality.
For example, the red team needs to be equipped with a Ryzen 3000 series processor (excluding 3000G APU) and a 500 series AM4 motherboard.
In addition, the upcoming Zen 4 AM5 CPU and 600 series chipset platforms, which will arrive in the second half of this year, are also expected to support SAM.
Finally, judging from recent feedback, the optimization of using Arc A380 on AMD platform is still not enough.
The performance of Arc Alchemist GPUs will be severely dragged down by AMD platforms compared to Intel platforms.
We can only give Intel more time, in the hope that the blue factory can make up for this shortcoming as soon as possible.