How Google Chrome Will Reduce RAM Usage with Tab Freezing
Google Chrome is without a doubt one of the biggest memory hogs on Windows, and the more you use it, the more RAM it eats up on your device.
Right now, as I’m typing this, I have six active tabs in Google Chrome, and the RAM usage in Task Manager on my Windows 10 PC pretty much speaks for itself: the browser uses no less than 3GB RAM without any playing media.
Google knows it very well that Chrome needs better resource management and, in fact, the company has already released several tools to help reduce the impact it has on system performance.
Back in 2015, for example, Google rolled out a feature whose purpose was specifically to improve the way the browser allocates resources for each running tab, eventually being able to step in and cut tabs that require too much RAM.
Called Tab Discarding, this feature monitored tabs and suspended the ones not being used to make sure they aren’t active or reloaded in the background. This helped prevent resources from being a… (read more)