Chrome Now Uses More 10% of RAM Because of Security Fixes

Google fixed security problem on “Chrome” but also caused another concern.

 

This week Google announced that they fixed Spectre CPU problem (security) with the latest “Chrome 67” browser update. But this also creates small problem for users. Google software engineer Charlie Reis says “Site Isolation does cause Chrome to create more renderer processes, which comes with performance tradeoffs. There is about a 10-13 percent total memory overhead in real workloads due to the larger number of processes.” So this is not a good news for Chrome users especially those who always point out that the popular browser uses a lot of RAM.

 

So what does this 10 percents mean? It means if your computer (windows, Mac, Chrome OS) has 4GB of RAM (or less), you will see significant slow browsing experience especially when you open a lot of tabs.

 

However, Google has promised to work on reducing the impact of Site Isolation technology. “Our team continues to work hard to optimize this behavior to keep Chrome both fast and secure,” Reis added.

 

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