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Google Chrome's worst sin might've finally been fixed by Microsoft

Because of this, battery life and performance on your computer can suffer when loading up a handful of tabs within Chrome.

"Early internal testing results of devices on the May 2020 Update are showing a memory-use reduction of up to 27% when browsing with Microsoft Edge," said Kim Denny, Microsoft Edge manager, in a recent blogpost about the improvements "Individual device performance will vary based upon configuration and usage, but the lower memory usage is expected to create a better experience."

Google programmer Bruce Dawson has stated that memory-use reductions – like the astonishing 27 percent touted by Microsoft – are likely to be greatest on Windows 10 PCs running the Windows 10 May 2020 Update powered by CPUs with a greater number of cores.

However, Dawson is confident that most could still find themselves saving hundreds of megabytes (MB) in the browser.

"Experiments with per-machine opting-in to the segment heap for chrome.exe suggests that this could save hundreds of MB in the browser and Network Service utility processes, among others, on some machines.

Actual results will vary widely, with the greatest savings coming on many-core machines," wrote Dawson in a patch for Chromium.

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