With today’s chip production delays and a global shortage of graphics cards and laptops in general, it’s unlikely you’ve had the chance to purchase one of Nvidia’s new RTX 3060 graphics cards. If you’re somehow one of the very lucky owners of these powerful yet rare cards, you’re in luck because that hardware is about to get even faster.
The new cards were the first to feature what Nvidia calls Resizable BAR, essentially allowing certain CPUs to access the full graphics frame buffer instead of being limited to reading only 256MB blocks. Essentially, what this means is that if you have the right motherboard and CPU (AMD Zen 3s or 10th or 11th Gen Intel), certain games can get a performance boost of up to 10% through CPU processing more at a time, according to NvidiaAlthough TechSpot claims a 20% boost can be seen on some games at 1440p and 4K.
So far, the list of games that currently support the Resizable BAR is:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Battlefield V.
- Borderlands 3
- Forza Horizon 4
- Gears 5
- Metro Exodus
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Watch Dogs: Legion
Nvidia says more games will be added to this list over time when they release the VIOS update for the rest of the 30 series GPUs. However, it cautions that for certain games it is possible that performance will slow down, as the extra bus processing can put additional strain on the CPU.
There are only a few people who will be able to take advantage of this new feature from Nvidia, but it’s great to see how, despite making some software tweaks and further flexibility in the way graphics are handled, still more profit can be made. are achieved. All they have to do now is find a way to actually get all of these cards into the consumer’s hands.
Last updated: March 2, 2021