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Microsoft has better optimized memory allocation for Xbox Series S developers

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Xbox Series S developers will soon have more memory to play with, thanks to a new development kit that's been rolled out by Microsoft.

As spotted by The Verge, the new dev kit aims to free up "hundreds of additional megabytes of memory" that can be used to improve graphics performance in memory-constrained conditions.

Microsoft broke the news in its June Game Development Kit update and noted that "memory allocation on Xbox Series S consoles has been optimized."The company added that it has also solved a problem with graphics virtual addresses that was hampering performance in some cases."We've addressed an issue where graphics virtual addresses were being allocated considerably slower than non-graphics virtual addresses.

This improves the speed of graphics virtual address allocation," said the company. "Titles can now take better advantage of recent enhancements in memory management without negatively affecting graphics performance."We're still not sure exactly how many units the Xbox Series X | S have sold since launching in November 2020.

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