AMD makes the operation of Smart Access Memory visible to developers

So far, no development tool has shown exactly what’s going on under the hood, but from now on it’s no secret.

It’s been two years since we first wrote about a development tool called Radeon Memory Visualizer that AMD made available in the summer of 2020 and later open source. This system provides developers with highly detailed information about exactly what is happening in the memory areas associated with the graphics resource, making it easier to create optimal memory management for applications that use the DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs.

Recently, however, there have been improvements that prevented the data saved by profiling from being completely accurate, as Radeon Memory Visualizer did not interpret the information in Smart Access Memory technology presented in the news below, so it continued to treat it as if it were a host CPU. no visible local memory space within the VGA on-board storage. Of course, the developers obviously knew this wasn’t the case, so they were able to handle the data with that in mind, but it’s still ideal if the development tool actually shows the functionality that a modern PC platform provides.


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Because of this, an update to AMD Radeon Memory Visualizer 1.4 that is now able to interpret information recorded with Smart Access Memory technology and thus actually shows developers what is really going on in such systems. Incidentally, this innovation even allows for optimizations that can specifically increase the efficiency of Smart Access Memory.

Radeon Memory Visualizer version 1.4 is below on GitHub available.


Source: Hírek és cikkek – PROHARDVER! by prohardver.hu.

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