As great as Google Chrome is one has to accept the fact that it’s known less for efficient internet browsing and more for being an absolute glutton when it comes to the RAM used to keep it up and running. It’s been one of the main complaints laid against the platform and is surely one of the thing’s Google is most aware of when updating the program. Yet while Chrome has gone almost untouched in the browser space for a while now, even beating out Firefox with which it competed for some years, it seems to have been resting on its laurels for too long. Microsoft Edge has recently reinvented itself, showing the world that it’s possible to browse the web without dedicating a full stick of RAM to the experience and Chrome has apparently been taking notes.
MSPowerUser reported that Google will soon be revealing and releasing a version of Chrome that plans on cutting back on memory usage by a substantial amount. Learning a lesson from Edge, Chrome will soon be implementing a form of memory management called “Segment Heap” management which should cut down on the amount of RAM need to consistently run the browser by 27%.
This reduction is just an average and considering the amount of different systems running Chrome, one can expect a vast discrepancy in the reductions across the board. Still, we’d like to remind you all that this isn’t a good reason to keep dozens of tabs open. Seriously, clean those suckers up. You sit there and wonder why you’re not being as productive as you should be and then sift through 34 different tabs to find a single sentence you need to quote. You’re your own worst enemy and you know it.