Google says Chrome 89 is now a lot faster on Windows 10, by reducing RAM usage. It’s said to be a 22 percent improvement in browser operations, 8 percent in display and 3 percent in GPU. Also on Android and macOS, the browser will now require a lot less hardware.
Google has implemented more efficient features, as Chrome can now handle memory in tabs in a better way. By eliminating memory from unused tabs, up to 100MB can be saved per tab ZDNet. Think about videos that are playing or large photos that don’t need to be viewed at that time.
Chrome on macOS
The savings can also be seen on macOS, although it is much smaller. Google says it offers 8 percent of storage, up to 1 GB. A big feature is Chrome pee, which keeps Mac cool. This makes tabs that have not been opened for a long time less important, so that more attention is paid to the tab that has been open. The Apple Energy Impact score in the macOS Activity screen shows a 65 percent improvement for background tabs.
Savings are a little lower on Android. There is a 5 percent improvement in memory, start-up time is 7.5 percent faster and pages load 2 percent faster, although it depends on the device how well these percentages are actually being achieved. Android Q devices with 8GB of RAM now have a 64-bit dual-bit variant of Chrome, with the percentages looking much better: pages load 8.5 percent faster and scrolling experience is 28 percent smoother than Before.
On Android, Chrome can save tabs as a lite version, which is called freeze dried. This allows Chrome to save 13 percent faster. So it is, as it were, a screenshot, but if you start scrolling, you can still view the page as it should.