Well, it has never been a secret that Google Chrome browser takes up a lot of resources on macOS but all of this is to change soon. The newly launched Google Chrome 89 comes with under-the-hood optimization that will help in reducing the memory or CPU usage, improving the battery life, and will offer a better overall experience to the users.
According to the Chromium blog of Google, Chrome browser frees up the memory that the main tab isn’t actively using including the huge images that you have already scrolled off-screen. As a result, the browser is now capable of reclaiming around 100 MB per tab which can be more than 20% for a few websites. Apart from that, the memory usage in the background tabs on Mac has also reduced to just eight percent.
As per Google, they are getting more data on the tab throttling which helps them see 65% improvement on the Apple Energy Impact score for the tabs that are running in the background. This helps in Mac staying cool and the fans staying quiet when you are browsing on Chrome on macOS.
Chrome is Faster on Android and Windows
And guess what? Chrome browser is fast and memory efficient not on just the macOS, but Google ensured that this extends to other platforms as well such as Android and Windows. We don’t know whether these improvements and optimizations has been included for Linux as well or not.
In the Android, Google has promised fewer crashes in the Chrome browser, a 5% improvement in the memory usage, and faster startup and page load times as well. And on the Windows, Chrome reduces memory usage by almost 22 percent in the browser process and considerable reduction in the GPU and renderer processes as well.
Moreover, the responsiveness of the browser has increased by a lot too.
Chrome Vs. Safari Browser
Personally, we feel that Safari is a lot faster than Chrome. It is more responsive and doesn’t take up as many resources as compared to Chrome. For a few years now, Apple has been working on different methods to decrease the consumption of the resources by freeing up the resources that are usually taken by the inactive tabs.
As a result, Safari ends up running for an hour longer on a charge than Google’s Chrome or Mozilla’s Firefox. In fact, it has also been found that Safari is 50 times faster than Chrome on the frequently visited websites.