Microsoft recently released the Game Development Kit in June 2022 and the latest features and improvements coming via this update. While the release notes are mostly technical jargon for developers, the company also released a video explaining some of the planned performance improvements.
As per the Microsoft official, the Game Development Kit of June 2022 will bring a memory performance boost to the $299 Xbox Series S console. The Xbox Series S is $200 cheaper than the Series X, which has stripped-down specs that also include a memory subsystem.
The Xbox Series X comes with 16GB of RAM (10GB @ 560GB/s, 3.5GB @ 336GB/s), the Xbox Series S has only 10GB of RAM, 8GB of which is 224GB/s bandwidth, and the remaining 2GB only supports 56GB/s. After the June GDK, developers of the Xbox Series S will have more memory at their disposal.
“Xbox Series S developers can now use hundreds of megabytes of additional memory. This gives developers more control over memory, which can improve graphics performance in memory-constrained conditions.”
Talking of graphics cards, the latest GDK also includes improvements to graphics virtual address allocation to take advantage of some recent enhancements in memory management techniques.
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