Google Chrome update finally reduces RAM use on Windows 10
Google has been developing a new feature internally that could drastically minimize memory consumption on Windows 10. With Chrome 89 now available for free, the search giant has finally allowed ‘PartitionAlloc-everywhere’ support for its browser.
Google has reported that Chrome 89 features improved tab throttling, discarding, and better resource management with ‘PartitionAlloc-everywhere.’ This function is designed to change the way Google Chrome works on Windows 10. According to Chromium commits, ‘PartitionAlloc-everywhere’ support helps the browser to minimize RAM consumption, faster loading of web pages, and better power management for the processor.
PartitionAlloc-anywhere functionality comes with an advanced memory allocator to minimize Chrome’s memory consumption by up to 22 percent in the browser phase. Likewise, Google says the update has decreased memory consumption by 8 percent in the browser renderer, and 3 percent in the GPU.
Google Chrome has also been 9% more open, due to new tabs discarding enhancements. Chrome 89 reflects a slight reduction in the memory use of the foreground tabs as well. To reduce the memory use of the foreground tabs, Google can now automatically discard the foreground tab and retrieve up to 100MB per tab, which may be more than 20 percent on some common pages.
In addition to performance improvements, Chrome 89 for Windows 10 also comes with early support for a modern share UI, which will soon enable you to easily share web pages with other installed apps, such as Outlook and OneNote. You can also use the modern sharing feature to send web pages to nearby devices via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. These updates are being introduced with Chrome 89 for Windows, and Google is already checking for additional enhancements.
Google plans to purge the thread cache periodically in the Chrome child phase. This occurs on a per-process basis, which should increase the overall efficiency of the GPU, rendering and utility.