Google Chrome has since forever been infamous for being a memory hog. Its notorious resource appetite makes it impossible for low-end computers to run the browser properly but it will soon be due to a major improvement for Windows 10 users.
Recently, a Google engineer has revealed that a future build of Chrome will use a Microsoft Edge technique to significantly reduce RAM use. Talk about learning from a new browser some years later.
Chrome is now switching to a new memory management system called “Segment Heap” that cuts memory usage by 27 percent, according to Microsoft, significantly boosting overall performance.
The effects of these improvements that differ significantly depending on the program, but multiple studies have shown that the shift in memory management will save hundreds of MBs in the cycle of user and device. Reportedly, systems with multiple CPU cores benefit the most from the change.
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There’s no timetable yet for the forthcoming update, but you can expect the functionality to start rolling out once Google can build Chrome using the correct development kit for Windows.
Keep in mind that the update will not lead to significant performance improvements immediately but it will certainly make running the browser easier for lower-end PCs and keep multiple tabs open seamlessly.