Submitted by mrbojingles 772d ago | news

Microsoft confirms: Xbox One OS uses 3GB RAM, 5GB RAM for games

Microsoft's Marc Whitten confirmed in an interview that the Xbox One's OS uses 3GB RAM, leaving 5GB for games. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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dedicatedtogamers  +   772d ago
Terrific, so nearly half of a gaming system's RAM is being used for non-gaming features.

Anyone want to try to convince me that Xbox One is focused on gaming? As a comparison, PS4 uses one - ONE - Gig out of 8 for its OS.
Urusernamesucks  +   772d ago
It only took One of the ps4 best looking games 3gigs of ram.
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greenpowerz  +   772d ago
PS4 doesn't have the multi tasking prowess advanced system software, advanced operating system, state of the art camera tech anywhere near as advanced as Xbox One's running all at the same time with cloud based CPU processing for games, it's not surprising LOL

Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing platform in the cloud will need a lot.

Xbox One is just the shell of what Xbox really is. The console is on servers, that is the way you have to look at it, it's the way MSFT looks at it. Once MSFT explains this better people will calm down and or stop trolling.
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dedicatedtogamers  +   772d ago
" The console is on servers"

If true, that's worse, not better. Why would I want the power and soul of my console to be on a server that I don't own? I would prefer to do things the old-fashioned way:
- buy console
- buy game
- insert game
- play game
- continue playing console/game for as long as I own the hardware
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   772d ago
Where are you pulling this mystical info from green? MS (for some reason) will not reveal CPU or GPU specs.

Could be as powerful as a wii u for all we know.
Gamer1982  +   772d ago
not surprising so much is being used for OS. Putting windows on the Xbox one is great for small apps and games but TERRIBLE for major releases that you will see on PS4. As windows eats up RAM.
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   772d ago
i think the PS4 should do 1.5 gb ram and 6.5gb ram for games just so the menus are smooth

2 gb ram for OS and 6 gb ram for games isnt bad either i rather have it all be smooth
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ltachiUchiha  +   772d ago
Wow 3 gb is alot but no surprise if the xbox one uses windows and all those apps. SMH
Root  +   772d ago
They sacrificed RAM for stuff we didn't really need. I mean I'm not saying everyone has one but most of the stuff XboxOne can do you can do on a Smart TV.

I'm a little scared that developers won't take advantage of the extra 2GB of RAM Sony will have for multiplatform games. I really hope if they can make a game the best they can they will take the jump and forget about Microsoft's stupid policy about not letting games which are better on one console release on theirs. I mean how can that scare so high up developers like Rockstar or Valve....Microsoft needs them more then they need Microsoft. Do you really think Microsoft would turn away GTA6 in the future if they made a better game on the PS4 with the extra RAM they got to play with, hell no because GTA is a massive franchise Microsoft needs on their system.
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dboyc310  +   772d ago
That's where Sony exclusives will shine. I mean it'll be back to what was going on in this Gen. Can't wait to see what Sony's developers can do though. They are just a perfect set.
Root  +   772d ago
I just want a first party studio to make a GTA type game...take advantage of what the console offers and make a MASSIVE open world game with a ton of stuff to do on it. I don't see why a Sony first party studio, a talented one like NaughtyDog, don't try and take on GTA.
Minato-Namikaze  +   772d ago
Because open world doesn't always mean better. I generally find most open world games boring, I'd rather have very wide linear games
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Godmars290  +   772d ago
So now Sony just needs to make a game which well exploits 6GB.
Vip3r  +   772d ago

Isn't the PS4 unified which means the OS uses a much as it needs?

Consoles should really have 12GB RAM at least. Just for better future proofing.
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dezo  +   772d ago
Thats not what unified means. They'll reserve a set amount for the OS, apparently its been 1GB so far (when they had 4GB total), maybe it'll change.
7uff1  +   771d ago
This shit is expensive, they want sales, not exaggerated amounts of power and specs. 8GB suits fine, Wii U has only 2GB and will do great, maybe not till the end of the gen it will, for a good time, trust me. What bothers me is that Xbox One isn not even a gaming console anymore, it's more about other stuff than games, damn... Let's wait to see about those 15 exclusives.
ginsunuva  +   772d ago
3gb for a proprietary custom-tailored console OS?

Oh yeah it's a form of Windows... yet even pc Windows doesn't use more than 1.5gb
Vip3r  +   772d ago
To be fair, they probably need the excess RAM to help stream all the video via kinect back to MS HQ.

Gamer1982  +   772d ago
This has two OS running side by side the Xbox OS and windows.. It has to be constantly running and not in sleep mode for that snap feature that allows instant switching.
ooquis  +   772d ago
At least their honest about it.
first1NFANTRY  +   772d ago
If the Xbox None holds back game development like they did this gen, i'm really gonna SNAP!

With all the money fanboys claim they have, why couldn't they invest some of that money into better hardware?
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