Chrome’s latest release promises up to a 5x reduction in CPU use and a longer battery life

Chrome's latest release promises up to a 5x reduction in CPU use and a longer battery life

Chrome’s latest release promises up to a 5x reduction in CPU use and a longer battery life  

Google has just released its last major Chrome update for 2020, Chrome 87, and it promises to deliver the browser’s “largest performance gain in years”. 

With Chrome 87, Google has made a lot of under the hood changes to their browser to ensure that it starts faster, loads faster, and conserves the battery life of devices using the app. 

Google has now optimised Chrome to prioritise active tabs, allowing the company to reduce CPU usage by as much as 5X, extending the battery life of devices by as much as 1.25 hours while also freeing up CPU performance for other tasks. Chrome can now start up 25% faster than before, and load pages up to 7% faster, making the browser feel more responsive than ever. Better still, the browser now uses less RAM. 

Thanks to these changes, Chrome users will see their CPU utilisation drop, power consumption decline and battery life increase. Combine that with faster opening times and page loading times, and Chrome users will benefit from a faster browsing experience while also saving energy. These benefits make Chrome a better browser than ever. 

You can read more about Chrome 87 on Google’s Chrome Blog. 

Chrome's latest release promises up to a 5x reduction in CPU use and a longer battery life  
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