Nvidia’s RTX 30 Series entry model, the RTX 3060 takes first place Resizable bar support, Which promises a noticeable improvement in gaming performance – at least if the technology is supported by the processor, motherboard, and of course, the game itself.
Resizable BAR is a PCI Express feature that gives the processor direct access to the entire GPU memory, not just 256MB chunks. This allows for faster data transfer, for example when loading textures and shading. According to Nvidia’s internal testing, the number of extra frames that can be compressed per game per second can vary greatly from game to game – but there are titles where the technology degrades performance, and the latter is not triggered by the manufacturer. .
Currently, Resizable BAR can be used on supported motherboards on the AMD 400 and AMD 500 series, Intel Z490, H470, B460 and H410 chipsets, as well as on all chipsets that support Intel 11th generation processors. Nvidia is already working with motherboard manufacturers to bring the feature to users, and is offering end-of-February SBIOS updates from ASUS, ASRock, Colorful, EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI support for Resizable BAR on supported models. The processor will require an AMD Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series, 11th-generation Intel Core i5, i7, or i9 chips, or even a 10th-gen Core i3, i5, i7, or i9 chipset to use the solution.
If this is the case above, even on the GPU, the feature should be activated, which users can do by downloading the latest Game Ready Driver from the manufacturer. The newly launched RTX 3060 graphics cards come with Resizable BAR ready VBIOS on board, and at the end of March, Nvidia will send out the necessary VBIOS updates for all the Founders 30 Series editions, and sellers will start releasing them onto the cards.
So far, a set of exactly eight titles support the feature in the first round, namely Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Battlefield V, Borderlands 3, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Metro Exodus, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Watch Dogs: Legion – however, the list It will expand in March, according to Nvidia.