Chrome 89 Helps Keep Your Mac Cooler, Saves “Significant Memory” on Windows: Google

Tech The giant Google detailed the efficiency improvements made with Chrome 89, the latest version of its browser released earlier this month. According to The Verge, depending on whether a user uses the browser on Windows, macOS, or Android, Google said the browser should use fewer resources, launch faster, and feel more responsive to use. However, there is no mention of user-specific enhancements on iOS.

The exact benefits vary by operating system. Across all platforms, Google said Chrome is capable of recovering up to 100 MiB (or over 20% on some sites) by using foreground tab memory more efficiently and on macOS, it saves up to 8% of its memory usage based on how it handles tabs in the background (which Chrome already does on other platforms). The company said these improvements on macOS benefited from the browser’s Energy Impact score of up to 65%, “keeping your Mac cooler and the fans quiet.”

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As reported by The Verge, on Windows and Android, the browser also uses a more advanced memory allocator across multiple areas to further reduce memory usage and increase browser responsiveness. On Windows, Google said it recorded “significant memory” savings of up to 22% in the “browser process”, 8% in the renderer, 3% in the GPU, and that overall browser responsiveness improved up to 9 percent.

There are also a number of Android-specific improvements, which according to Google result in 5% lower memory usage, fewer crashes, 7.5% faster startup, 2% faster page loads, and longer startup. 13% fast. Even high-end Android devices running Android 10 and above with at least 8GB of RAM should load pages 8.5% faster and be 28% easier to use. (ANI)

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News Highlights:

  • Tech The giant Google detailed the efficiency improvements made with Chrome 89, the latest version of its browser released earlier this month.
  • Chrome 89 Helps Keep Your Mac Cooler, Saves “Significant Memory” on Windows: Google