It’s pretty much universally known that Google Chrome is a memory-hogging monster. Well, it looks like that’s about to change soon as Google is expected to make much-needed improvements to the browser, specifically for Windows 10 users.
Google Chrome Will Consume Less Memory Soon
A Google engineer has recently stated that Chrome will ‘borrow’ a feature called “Segment Heap” which is also being employed on Microsoft’s Edge browser to lower consumption of RAM. The Segment Heap memory management improvement was released in the recent Windows 10 May 2020 update. Interestingly, based on Microsoft’s tests, it was found that implementation of this feature resulted in a 27% reduction in memory usage on the Edge browser.
It has to be said that the actual memory usage reduction on Google Chrome may differ given that it’s being implemented on a different application, by a different company. It’ll be likely that improvements may be more apparent on PCs with multi-core CPUs. That said, a 27% reduction (or more) will still be beneficial for everyone, especially for users with lower-end PCs.
It remains to be seen whether or not this improvement will be made available on the upcoming update to Google Chrome or whether it will be rolled out on a later date. Hopefully it’ll come sooner rather than later.