Google obviously has been busy for years now trying to reduce Chrome’s notorious hunger for memory, but right now, it’ll offer a substantial improvement for Windows 10 users very soon.
WindowsLatest has learned through MSPowerUser that a senior Google engineer recently revealed that a future Chrome update will use a technique from Microsoft Edge to lower RAM usage and theoretically improve user experience.
The Chrome app will switch to “Segment Heap” memory management that, in Microsoft’s experience, cut memory use by 27 percent.
The updates in Chrome may vary depending mainly on the system that a user will be using, but tests indicated that it could sometimes save “hundreds of MB” in the browser and system processes. “Many-core” systems are most likely to see the largest benefit, according to the Google engineer.
Users will begin to see the feature soon after Google can build Chrome using the right Windows 10 developer kit. We also do not think that this will lead to massive improvements in performance, but the good thing is, it could help if you either have limited memory in your system or simply like to keep many browser tabs open.