There are many reasons to use Chrome. This is why it is the number one browser in the world. However, Google Chrome is often criticized for being resource-intensive and affecting the autonomy of portable machines.
Fortunately, Google is aware of this. And recently, it made changes to reduce Chrome’s resource usage. In a blog post published this week, the Mountain View firm details some improvements that have been made by the Chrome 89 update.
“In Chrome M89, we’re seeing significant memory savings on Windows – up to 22% in the browser process, 8% in the renderer, and 3% in the GPU. More than that, we’ve improved browser responsiveness by 9%. Achieved this by using its own advanced memory allocation PartitionAlloc, optimized for low allocation latency, space efficiency and security ”, Indicates the ticket.
On the other hand, the browser can use memory more wisely. And in some cases, an 8% reduction in memory usage is observed on the inactive tab.
For Chrome users on the Mac, Google also reports a 65% improvement in the browser’s score on the Apple Energy Impact Indicator. This indicator gives an idea of the effect on energy consumption and autonomy.
Improvements have also been made to the Android version of the browser. “Some new Play and Android features have allowed us to repackage Chrome on Android, and we’re seeing fewer crashes due to lack of resources, a 5% improvement in memory usage, 7.5 boot times faster and pages 2% faster. Are loaded with “, Explains Google.
Chrome: even more frequent updates
Google introduces these improvements while it recently announced a new rhythm of updates for Chrome. While earlier major updates used to come out every six weeks, Google would roll out every four weeks.
This should allow users to benefit from new features more quickly. “When we improved our testing and release processes for Chrome and rolled out security updates every two weeks to improve our patch losses, it became clear that we could shorten our release cycle and Can introduce new features more quickly “, Indicated the firm.