Many budget gamers usually ask “how to increase VRAM for AMD Ryzen 5 3400G, Ryzen 3 3200G, Ryzen 5 5600G, Ryzen 7 5700G or Athlon 3000G APUs?” In this case, ASUS has already unlocked 8GB VRAM for all AMD Ryzen APU generation lineup without announcing. Our team in technical OwnSnap division stumbled upon something unusual VRAM increase phenomenon when checking the BIOS features within ASUS Prime B550M-A, the most affordable AM4 motherboard.
From our last Ryzen 3 3400G APU VRAM increase tutorial you may notice that only ASUS branded motherboard gives 3GB VRAM size for All AMD APUs regardless their generation number. This time around, you may follow the same method by entering the BIOS settings and increase the UMA Buffer Size up to 8GB capacity under Advanced/NB Configuration section in order to overcome texture pack bottlenecks when playing DOOM Eternal or Battlefield V.
Make sure that your system possess 16GB DDR4 memory with dual channel 3200MHz speed. Best Ryzen memory is Samsung B-Die chip types found in Corsair Dominator, XPG Gammix D60G, G-Skill Trident-Z and Kingston HyperX Beast models. Nowadays, most triple A game titles require 8GB video memory from graphics card to utilize texture pack filtering on hardware level. In fact, by having low budget Ryzen 5 5600G APU system you may play any game in the world at 900p or 720p.
Upcoming DDR5 support for Ryzen 6000 series APUs will create largest generational performance leap due to RDNA2 Navi 12 (CU) based iGPU, wider memory speed and monstrous bandwidth.