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Google makes the Chrome browser less resource-intensive

 Google makes the Chrome browser less resource-intensive

Google has detailed the efficiency improvements it made with version 89 of Chrome, the latest version of its web browser released earlier this month.

Google makes the Chrome browser less resource-intensive

Depending on whether you use the Chrome browser via Windows, Mac, or Android, Google says: It should use fewer resources, start operating faster, and feel more responsive during use, without mentioning any special improvements for users across iOS.

The exact benefits vary by operating system, and Google says: The Chrome browser is able to restore up to 100MB or more than 20 percent for some sites by using the front-end tab memory more efficiently.

And via macOS, it saves up to 8 percent of memory usage depending on how it handles the background tabs.

And the research giant explains that these improvements via macOS have leveraged the browser's Energy Impact score by up to 65 percent, keeping the Mac cool and fans quiet.

The Chrome browser across Windows and Android OS uses more advanced dedicated memory across more regions to further reduce memory usage and increase browser responsiveness.

Google says: There is a significant memory savings across the Windows operating system, up to 22 percent in the browser process, 8 percent in the renderer, and 3 percent in the GPU, and the overall browser response has improved by up to 9 percent.

There is also a set of Android improvements that Google says leads to 5 percent less memory usage, fewer crashes, 7.5 percent faster startup, and 2 percent faster page loading.

High-end Android devices running Android 10 and later with at least 8 GB of RAM should load pages 8.5 percent faster and be 28 percent more fluid in use.

Google made similar promises about previous versions of the Chrome browser, and said: The 87th version of the Chrome browser, released at the end of last year, had the largest performance gain in Chrome in years.

Said: Performance improvements optimize everything from CPU usage, power efficiency and startup times.