The Xbox Series X DevKit has 40GB of RAM. Why?

It may sound silly, but the DevKit (Development Kit) used by many studios to create games for the Microsoft Xbox ecosystem uses real RAM abuse. Much more than what we can find on the Xbox Series X currently on the market.

But do you know why?

The Xbox Series X DevKit has 40GB of RAM. Why?

So to be honest, while they serve as the basis for everything we’ve come to see in the consoles available on the market, the development hardware is almost always very different. It was for this reason that when the PS5 DevKit arrived on the Internet, we immediately warned that it was not a good idea to draw conclusions from what Sony would eventually release.

In fact, even the Nintendo Switch development kit is much more powerful than the latest version of the Japanese giant hybrid console.

However, why does Microsoft want 40GB of memory when the Xbox Series X has “only” 16GB of GDDDR6 memory? By the way, the most powerful graphics card on the planet has “only” 24GB of memory, or 66% of the Xbox Series X ‘DevKit’s’ memory.

Well, the answer is very simple. The huge amount of memory allows you to debug projects with textures without any compression. That is, performing tests before the optimization phase.

Interestingly, the only way to get so much memory in one product is to get an NVIDIA RTX A6000 card, which costs around 5,000 euros.

Also, what do you think of all this? Would you like a console with more RAM than the computers, smartphones, and consoles in your home combined? Share your opinion with us in the comments below.


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