Google has been working on reducing the RAM usage by the Chrome browser across all the platforms. Be it Windows, Android, Mac or Linux – Google Chrome is usually a RAM-hungry program since years. But now it looks like things have been changing.
Chrome is now less RAM-hungry. All thanks to Google’s own PartitionAlloc.
Google is now using its own PartitionAlloc, which is in simple word, its Google’s own implementation for better memory management, which is optimized for better allocation, security and efficiency. As of now, this is used in Chrome for Android and Windows 64-Bit.
Here is what Google says about the new release:
In Chrome M89, we’re seeing significant memory savings on Windows–up to 22% in the browser process, 8% in the renderer, and 3% in the GPU. Even more than that, we’ve improved browser responsiveness by up to 9%.
In Mac, Google managed to reduce the memory usage by 8% or approximately equal to 1GB per system on average. Similarly, on Android, Google uses App Bundle to make sure the device downloads the specific app for the device. As of now, there is a drastic improvement to the app on Android, because it feels really snappy. Oh, also forgot to mention that Google is pushing the 64-bit version on selective specifications, as for now. The specification for getting the 64-bit version is a minimum of 8GB of RAM and must come with Android 10 and above.
To check if you have the 64-bit version, type
chrome://version You might see as the following.
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