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Smart Access Memory Now Enabled For Ryzen 3000 CPUs!

Smart Access Memory Now Enabled For Ryzen 3000 CPUs!

AMD just enabled Smart Access Memory for select Ryzen 3000 desktop processors!

Find out what Smart Access Memory does, and how to enable it for a FREE boost in performance!

 

Smart Access Memory Now Enabled For Ryzen 3000 CPUs!

When AMD launched the Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card, they also mentioned that Smart Access Memory is now enabled for Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, except :

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3200G

This would give those older processors a small but FREE boost in performance, when paired with Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards and AMD 500 series motherboards.

To enable Smart Access Memory for your Ryzen 3000 / 5000 series PC, please follow the steps! 

Unfortunately, AMD has not enabled Smart Access Memory for Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards, or AMD 400 series motherboards yet.

Recommended : AMD Smart Access Memory (Resizable BAR) Guide

 

Smart Access Memory : How Does It Boost Ryzen 3000 Performance?

Smart Access Memory is AMD’s marketing term for their implementation of the PCI Express Resizable BAR (Base Address Registers) capability.

What does that mean exactly?

CPUs are traditionally limited to a 256 MB I/O memory address region for the GPU frame buffer. This of it as an “data dump” for stuff like textures, shaders and geometry.

Since this “data dump” is limited to 256 MB, the CPU can only send texture, shader and geometry data as and when the GPU requires them.

This introduces some latency – delay from when the GPU requires the data, and the CPU send them.

Turning on Resizable BAR or Smart Access Memory greatly expands the size of that data dump, letting the CPU directly access the GPU’s entire frame buffer memory.

Instead of transferring data when requested by the GPU, the CPU processes and stores the data directly in the graphics memory.

Graphics assets can be transferred to graphics memory in full, instead of in pieces. In addition, multiple transfers can occur simultaneously, instead of being queued up.

While this AMD graphic above suggests that Smart Access Memory will widen the memory path (and thus memory bandwidth) between the CPU and GPU, that is not true.

Smart Access Memory / Resizable BAR will not increase memory bandwidth.

What it does is let the CPU directly access the entire GPU frame buffer memory, instead of using the usual 256 MB “dump”. That reduces latency because the graphics assets are now accessible by the GPU at all times.

 

Smart Access Memory For Ryzen 3000 : Requirements

This is what you currently require to enable AMD Smart Access Memory for Ryzen 3000 desktop processors :

Hardware

Software

  • AMD Radeon Software Driver 20.11.2 or newer
  • Latest Motherboard BIOS (AMD AGESA 1.1.0.0 or newer)

AMD currently recommends these X570 motherboards, because they have updated BIOS available :

 

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3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 MALAYSIA Price List + Analysis!

AMD just announced the Malaysia price list for the new 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 family of processors!

Let’s take a look at the official 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Malaysia price list, and do some quick calculations…

Find out which CPU offers the best bang for your buck!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Series Primer

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processor family, also known as the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor family, is based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

The Ryzen 3000 processors boast significantly better single-threaded performance, with an L3 cache that is twice as large as the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

They are also PCIe 4.0-ready, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

But the best part about these 3rd Gen Ryzen processors (for current AMD users) is their backward compatibility. As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just upgrade to a brand-new Ryzen 3000 class processor!

For more details on what’s new in these 3rd generation Ryzen processors, we recommend The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

 

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Models For Malaysia

AMD is only bringing in five models first. The top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 3950X model will only come in September 2019.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
Cores / Threads 12 / 24 8 / 16 8 / 16 6 / 12 6 / 12
Base Clock 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.6 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
L2 Cache 6 MB 4 MB 4 MB 3 MB 3 MB
L3 Cache 64 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB
PCIe Support 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0
TDP 105 W 105 W 105 W 95 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Malaysia Price List + Analysis

And here is our price analysis for the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 models in Malaysia.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
US Price (w/o tax) $499 $399 $329 $249 $199
US Price In RM (w/o tax) ~RM 2068 ~RM 1653 ~RM 1405 ~RM 1032 ~RM 825
Malaysia Price (with import tax) RM 2199 RM 1799 RM 1399 RM 1069 RM 859
US vs Malaysia Difference +RM 131 (6.3%) +RM 146 (8.8%) -RM 6 (0.4%) +RM 37 (3.6%) +RM 34 (4%)

Note that the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

But you can readily see that the Ryzen 7 3700X offers the best bang for your buck!

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

 

2nd Gen Ryzen 3000 APU Malaysia Price List + Analysis

AMD is also bringing in two Ryzen 3000 APU models based on the older Zen+ architecture.

Ryzen 3
3400G
Ryzen 3
3200G
Cores / Threads 4 / 8 4 / 4
Base Clock 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.2 GHz 4.0 GHz
L2 Cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Radeon Graphics Vega 11 Vega 8
PCIe Support 8x PCIe 4.0 8x PCIe 3.0
TDP 105 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth
US Price (w/o tax) $149 $99
US Price In MYR (w/o tax) ~RM 617 ~RM 410
Malaysia Price (with import tax) RM 679 RM 429
US vs Malaysia Difference +RM 62 (10%) +RM 19 (5%)

Again, the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Price, Availability + Specifications!

 

The Cheapest Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs / Bundles In Malaysia!

Due to overwhelming demand, it can be really hard to get some Ryzen 3rd Gen models, much less great deals. According to AMD, this situation will last until end of August or September 2019.

But we managed to find some pretty good deals! Here are the cheapest Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU or bundle in Malaysia, as of 4 August 2019.

Recommended : AMD Celebrates Strong Ryzen + Radeon Sales In Malaysia!

Cheapest Ryzen 9 3900X CPU / Bundle

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is the fastest Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU currently available in Malaysia.

It is a 12-core, 24-thread processor, with a 3.8 GHz base clock, and a 4.6 GHz boost clock.

Cheapest Ryzen 7 3800X CPU / Bundle

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is an 8-core, 16-thread processor, with a 3.9 GHz base clock, and a 4.5 GHz boost clock.

Cheapest Ryzen 7 3700X CPU / Bundle

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is an 8-core, 16-thread processor, with a 3.6 GHz base clock, and a 4.4 GHz boost clock.

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

Cheapest Ryzen 5 3600X CPU / Bundle

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is a 6-core, 12-thread processor, with a 3.8 GHz base clock, and a 4.4 GHz boost clock.

Cheapest Ryzen 5 3600 CPU / Bundle

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-thread processor, with a 3.6 GHz base clock, and a 4.2 GHz boost clock.

 

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3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 AUSTRALIA Price List + Analysis!

AMD just announced the Australia price list for the new 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 family of processors!

Let’s take a look at the official 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 AUSTRALIA price list, and do some quick calculations…

Find out which CPU offers the best bang for your buck!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Series Primer

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processor family, also known as the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor family, is based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

The Ryzen 3000 processors boast significantly better single-threaded performance, with an L3 cache that is twice as large as the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

They are also PCIe 4.0-ready, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

But the best part about these 3rd Gen Ryzen processors (for current AMD users) is their backward compatibility. As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just upgrade to a brand-new Ryzen 3000 class processor!

For more details on what’s new in these 3rd generation Ryzen processors, we recommend reading The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

Don’t forget to watch the full video briefing by AMD’s Robert Hallock!

Recommended : The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Models For Australia

AMD is only bringing in five models first. The top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 3950X model will only come in September 2019.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
Cores / Threads 12 / 24 8 / 16 8 / 16 6 / 12 6 / 12
Base Clock 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.6 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
L2 Cache 6 MB 4 MB 4 MB 3 MB 3 MB
L3 Cache 64 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB
PCIe Support 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0
TDP 105 W 105 W 105 W 95 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Australia Price List + Analysis

And here is our price analysis for the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 models in Australia.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
US Price (w/o tax) $499 $399 $329 $249 $199
US Price In AUD (w/o tax) ~AUD 714 ~AUD 571 ~AUD 471 ~AUD 356 ~AUD 285
Australia Price (with 10% GST) AUD 780 AUD 629 AUD 519 AUD 389 AUD 315
US vs Australia Difference +AUD 66 (9%) +AUD 58 (10%) +AUD 48 (10%) +AUD 33 (9%) +AUD 30 (10.5%)

Note that the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

The Australian prices are more or less a direct conversion of the US prices, with the 10% GST added.

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

 

2nd Gen Ryzen 3000 APU Australia Price List + Analysis

AMD is also bringing in two Ryzen 3000 APU models based on the older Zen+ architecture.

Ryzen 3
3400G
Ryzen 3
3200G
Cores / Threads 4 / 8 4 / 4
Base Clock 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.2 GHz 4.0 GHz
L2 Cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Radeon Graphics Vega 11 Vega 8
PCIe Support 8x PCIe 4.0 8x PCIe 3.0
TDP 105 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth
US Price (w/o tax) $149 $99
US Price In AUD (w/o tax) ~AUD 213 ~AUD 142
Australia Price (with 10% GST) AUD 240 AUD 140
US vs Australia Difference +AUD 27 (12.7%) -AUD 2 (1.4%)

Again, the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

For some reason, there is a small premium for the Ryzen 3 2400G, while the Ryzen 3 3200G is slightly cheaper than in the US!

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Price, Availability + Specifications!

 

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3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 SINGAPORE Price List + Analysis!

AMD just announced the Singapore price list for the new 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 family of processors!

Let’s take a look at the official 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Singapore price list, and do some quick calculations…

Find out which CPU offers the best bang for your buck!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Series Primer

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processor family, also known as the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor family, is based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

The Ryzen 3000 processors boast significantly better single-threaded performance, with an L3 cache that is twice as large as the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

They are also PCIe 4.0-ready, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

But the best part about these 3rd Gen Ryzen processors (for current AMD users) is their backward compatibility. As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just upgrade to a brand-new Ryzen 3000 class processor!

For more details on what’s new in these 3rd generation Ryzen processors, we recommend reading The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

Don’t forget to watch the full video briefing by AMD’s Robert Hallock!

Recommended : The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Models For Singapore

AMD is only bringing in five models first. The top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 3950X model will only come in September 2019.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
Cores / Threads 12 / 24 8 / 16 8 / 16 6 / 12 6 / 12
Base Clock 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.6 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
L2 Cache 6 MB 4 MB 4 MB 3 MB 3 MB
L3 Cache 64 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB
PCIe Support 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0
TDP 105 W 105 W 105 W 95 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Singapore Price List + Analysis

And here is our price analysis for the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 models in Singapore.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
US Price (w/o tax) $499 $399 $329 $249 $199
US Price In SGD (w/o tax) ~SGD 679 ~SGD 543 ~SGD 447 ~SGD 339 ~SGD 271
Singapore Price (with 7% GST) SGD 793 SGD 624 SGD 498 SGD 369 SGD 287
US vs Singapore Difference +SGD 114 (16.8%) +SGD 81 (15%) +SGD 51 (11.4%) +SGD 30 (9%) +SGD 16 (6%)

Note that the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

Also, once you factor in the fact that the Singaporean prices include the 7% GST, they are just 0%-9% more expensive than US prices – 9% for the Ryzen 9 3900X.

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

 

2nd Gen Ryzen 3000 APU Singapore Price List + Analysis

AMD is also bringing in two Ryzen 3000 APU models based on the older Zen+ architecture.

Ryzen 3
3400G
Ryzen 3
3200G
Cores / Threads 4 / 8 4 / 4
Base Clock 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.2 GHz 4.0 GHz
L2 Cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Radeon Graphics Vega 11 Vega 8
PCIe Support 8x PCIe 4.0 8x PCIe 3.0
TDP 105 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth
US Price (w/o tax) $149 $99
US Price In SGD (w/o tax) ~SGD 203 ~SGD 135
Singapore Price (with 7% GST) SGD 218 SGD 138
US vs Singapore Difference +SGD 15 (7%) +SGD 3 (2%)

Again, the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

If you factor in the Singaporean 7% GST, the Ryzen 3 3200G is actually cheaper than in the US…

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Price, Availability + Specifications!

 

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