Google Chrome to Use New Windows 10 Feature to Reduce RAM Usage (2020)


If you’re a Google Chrome user, then you’d surely know that the online browser may be a monster when it involves RAM usage in Windows. I don’t understand why it needs such a lot of disk memory to run, but it sure does hamper the machine on which you’re working. So, to unravel this issue, a Chrome engineer confirmed that the corporate are going to be using Microsoft’s new feature that comes with the newest Windows 10 version.

With the discharge of the Windows May 2020 update (which you’ll get right now), Microsoft made quite lot of changes within the OS including the addition of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge. Now, to enhance the performance of the OS, the corporate introduced the “Segment Heap” memory management improvements with this update.

So, the “Segment Heap” memory management system may be a quite system which will hugely help in reducing the memory usage of Win32 apps. These are the apps that are developed with the assistance of the Win32 Application Programming Interface (API). Most of the Windows apps like Microsoft Mail, Your Phone, Xbox Game Bar, Skype, and lots of more are supported the Win32 API.

Now, during a new commit, an engineer performing on Google Chrome confirmed that Google are going to be adding support for “Segment Heap” to the Chrome database. this will immensely improve the online browser because the new memory management system drastically reduces RAM usage of apps. When Microsoft tested the “Segment Heap” on the new Chromium-based Edge, the RAM usage of the program was reduced by 27%.

According to the engineer, the feature is currently disabled for Chrome as enabling it now “would cause build warnings”. So, Google will roll out this feature once the company is during a position to make the web browser with the Windows 10 Build 19041.0 Software Development Kit (SDK).

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