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Google claims to have significantly reduced the memory consumption of Chrome

By Kenny Yeo - on 11 Oct 2016, 9:51am

Google claims to have significantly reduced the memory consumption of Chrome

Google's Chrome is the world's most popular web browser, and for good reason. Chrome is mostly quick, and it features lots of extensions and add-ons that users can download to customize their browser and web browsing experience.

However, Chrome also has a nasty reputation for being a resource hog. This problem is particularly acute on Macs, where Chrome consumes significantly more memory and power as compared to Safari.

Fortunately, Google claims that the upcoming version of Chrome (Chrome 55) will have much better performance. According to reports, Chrome 55 will have a much more memory efficient Javascript engine that will reduce heap memory usage by 50% and zone memory usage by 40%.

In addition, the team is working on optimizing Chrome on entry-level devices that have less than 1GB of RAM.

Chrome 55 is expected to be released in early December, but users who want to try it out now can download it through Google's beta program.

Source: AppleInsider

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