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AMD Tips Faster PC Game-Filling Times With ‘SmartAccess Storage’ for Its GPUs

The approaching innovation seems like AMD’s response to Nvidia’s RTX IO, which is likewise created to deal with the Microsoft DirectStorage API.

AMD is working to speed up PC game load times with a brand-new innovation called SmartAccess Storage, which is pertaining to the business’s Radeon GPUs. 

The innovation is created to deal with Microsoft DirectStorage, a brand-new API that game designers are beginning to carry out. It works by benefiting from a PC’s NVME storage to improve game load times to a couple of seconds. 

By Itself, DirectStorage assures to accelerate game filling times. Nevertheless, AMD is signifying its SmartAccess Storage can take the enhancements even more by tapping its GPU to help in the information de-compression. 

“Traditional game loading takes a significant amount of compute power to decompress the game’s data, requiring the CPU to do the decompression and data transfer, which introduces latency and takes considerable system resources,” Frank Azor, AMD’s Chief Designer of Video Gaming Solutions and Marketing, stated throughout the business’s keynote(Opens in a brand-new window) at the Computex trade convention.   

AMD's Computex keynote


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“To help bypass these bottlenecks, AMD has created SmartAccess Storage, a suite of technologies supporting Microsoft DirectStorage that utilizes Smart Access Memory along with new AMD platform technologies and Radeon GPU asset decompression to improve both game load times and texture streaming,” he included. 

Azor didn’t use information about SmartAccess Storage. However the approaching innovation seems like the business’s response to Nvidia’s RTX IO, which is likewise created to deal with the Microsoft DirectStorage API. 

RTX IO was presented in 2020 and it too concentrates on utilizing a GPU to assist with game information de-compression. “When used with Microsoft’s new DirectStorage for Windows API, RTX IO offloads dozens of CPU cores’ worth of work to your GeForce RTX GPU, improving frame rates, enabling near-instantaneous game loading, and opening the door to a new era of large, incredibly detailed open-world games,” Nvidia stated(Opens in a brand-new window).  

Nvidia has actually currently begun presenting RTX IO in its RTX 2000 and 3000 GPUs. Now it appears AMD clients will have the ability to make the most of a comparable innovation as soon as SmartAccess Storage gets here. AMD intends on sharing more about the system in the coming months. Still, it’ll depend on game designers to carry out Microsoft’s DirectStorage API initially prior to customers will see the advantages.

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