Many of the massive modern games take some time to load, which is a nuisance to the player.
One of the immediate benefits of buying the new generation of gaming platforms is the significant improvement in download times, due to the built-in SSDs that come installed, instead of the HDDs found in the old platforms.
And it seems that this is the kind of improved speed that Xiaomi is trying to introduce to smartphones in China, where mobile games are very popular.
Zeng Chung said (Zeng Xuezhong), Xiaomi’s head of smartphones, via a post: Xiaomi is providing a RAM disk for mobile devices.
The RAM disk allows the computer to use part of the RAM as storage, which provides a significant improvement in program speeds by using private memory usually for quick tasks.
Chung added: Games can be installed on the RAM and load them 40-60 percent faster.
According to the company, the time to install the Chinese version of the game (PUBG Mobile) is only 10 seconds via RAM instead of 19 seconds via internal storage.
Chung called the new feature (RAMDISK), saying: It is being tried on a phone that was not released outside China (Mi 10 Ultra).
The Mi 10 Ultra uses LPDDR5 DRAM random access memory manufactured by the American company Micron, and the speed of this type of RAM can reach 44 GB per second.
In comparison, the Mi 10 Ultra’s UFS 3.1 internal storage has read and write speeds of 1700MB / s and 750MB / s respectively.
Faster install times aren’t the only improvement, as running a game on RAM also means faster load times once they enter the game.
The faster the game loads all the elements you need to run, the earlier it starts and players can reach new areas or levels faster.
The Android operating system has long supported the RAM disk, as it is a Linux-based system.
This feature is used for the initial boot up of Android, and there was no easy-to-use way for regular smartphone owners to take advantage of this feature.
One of the problems with allowing users to create a RAM disk was the limited resources available on smartphones, which could lead to poor performance. This has changed now with advanced smartphones.
(Mi 10 Ultra) features 16 GB of random access memory, and phone owners can use 8 GB of RAM for storage and 8 GB for other tasks.
A major downside is clearing the RAM when restarting the phone, and this means if you are playing a game and you run out of battery, you lose everything.