New Windows 10 function can finally fix Google Chrome’s high memory consumption
With the arrival of the new 2004 version of Windows 10 released last month, the historic Google Chrome meme eating RAM memories may be heading to an end thanks to a feature that debuts with the May update (20H1).
Microsoft revealed that the new version of Windows 10 introduced “SegmentHeap” for developers, offering a modern battery implementation that promises to “reduce overall memory consumption” for the 2004 and newer versions of the operating system.
According to Microsoft itself, the implementation of the new functionality is being used in the version of the Edge browser based on Chromium, and internal tests have already shown a reduction of up to 27% in the consumption of RAM with the implementation of the new SegmentHeap .
It is very likely that Google Chrome will benefit from the novelty and, according to publications on Chromium Gerrit, such a change would already be under development by Google to reduce memory consumption in your browser, but we still do not know when the update should be released.
Still, it is worth remembering that SegmentHeap is exclusive to the 2004 (20H1) version of Windows 10 and, therefore, only the current and future versions of the operating system will support this feature. Even if you can have access to the future version of Chrome or Edge updated, you will need to be up to date with software updates on your PC or notebook to take advantage of the feature.
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