Microsoft has freed up several hundred megabytes of system memory
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Microsoft has freed up several hundred megabytes of system memory on the Xbox Series S to improve gaming performance

Microsoft has released an update for the Xbox Series S that frees up hundreds of additional megabytes of storage space for game developers. This can potentially improve graphics quality or project performance on a small version of the console.

    Xbox Series S. Image source: Microsoft

Xbox Series S. Image source: Microsoft

Freeing up more memory is included in the June 2022 Xbox Game Development Kit (GDK) update. Also, this game development toolkit has received many improvements requested by the community. For example, speeding up the assignment of virtual addresses for graphics. This allows the Xbox Series S to take advantage of the latest advances in memory management from Microsoft without sacrificing performance.

When the Xbox Series S launched in November 2020, only 8 of the 10 GB of RAM was available to game developers – the rest is reserved by the operating system. Because of this, some project developers have complained about the difficulty of adapting games to the console’s weaker characteristics. Now a bit more storage space has become available, which means the process of transferring games has become easier.

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