This is how-to tutorial for increasing VRAM (Video Memory) of current (Picasso) and previous (Raven Ridge) generation of AMD APUs including Ryzen 5 3400G Vega 11, Ryzen 5 2400G Vega 11, Ryzen 3 3200G Vega 8, Ryzen 3 2200G Vega 8, Athlon 3000G Vega 3 & Athlon 200GE Vega 3 respectively. Many people wonder why AMD never increases the Video RAM buffer above the 2GB limit. Finally, Asus motherboards are able to unlock VRAM up to 3 GB size making the Vega iGPU to play smoother in latest esports titles. Make sure you are using any AM4 Asus motherboard in order to proceed to boost your APU. So, how to unlock 3 GB VRAM for AMD Ryzen APUs? It is simple as basic motherboard bios tweaking, don’t worry it won’t be complicated because step by step screenshot instructions will assist you effectively.
Step 1: Update to latest AMD Graphics Driver in official website.
Step 2: Go to UEFI BIOS of the motherboard by clicking DELL or F2 when Asus logo shows up before windows startup.
Step 3: Once you enter Advanced Mode, choose Advanced on top menu options.
Step 4: In Advanced Top Menu you may see many confusing options but don’t pay attention to those settings and only you have to click on NB Configuration
Step 5: At last, UMA Frame Buffer Size is detected in NB Configuration settings, so you just need to set it to 3 GB.
Step 6: Go to Exit Menu and Click Save Changes and Exit by clicking OK to recent changes.
Step 7: Once Windows finishes startup you have to open Radeon Settings and click settings logo on top right menu. As a result, 3GB VRAM is installed practically for gaming usage.
Step 8: Check in Task Manager by right clicking on taskbar and choose Performance. You may luckily witness 3 GB Miracle in APUs. Let’s get ready for CSGO, Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege and PUBG games.
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