Google Chrome’s appetite for system memory is both renowned and frustrating — but it seems Google is doing something about it.
The “segment heap” memory feature is already being used in the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge. There, Microsoft devs found the feature cut memory usage by as much as 27 percent — which is a pretty big gain on low memory systems.
Sadly there’s no timeline on precisely when the feature will land in Chrome’s Windows builds but you will no doubt hear a lot of noise about it once a rollout is imminent.
Fact is anything that helps improve the performance of Google Chrome on Windows laptop is going to be a big deal — and not just to those who keep 20 tabs open at once!