Google details performance enhancements in Chrome 89

This year Google does its deep dive into SEO as Google’s ongoing efforts to enhance the performance of Chrome and it starts now with the release of Chrome 89. Given Chrome’s substantial desktop browser market share, it’s encouraging to see Google continue to pump resources into Chrome instead of sitting on the lead it has built.
Chrome shows memory savings of up to 22 percent in Windows, up to 8 percent in the renderer and up to three percent in that benchmark. What’s causing the browser responsiveness to increase?

“Starting in M89, we’ve upgraded Chrome on Android and 64-bit Windows to use PartitionAlloc everywhere (by intercepting malloc),” said Mark Chang, Chrome product manager.

Chrome is smarter about how to properly use memory. How can a browser cache at least 100 MiB of memory for new tabs and empty them entirely? What’s not to like about Mozilla Firefox was that it did not save space in Chrome’s memory footprint, since it is an invisible program. Chrome has also updated the default settings, so it still supports Safari. It doesn’t freeze.

What gives the Chrome developers a freeze-dried tab? These are lightweight versions of tabs that have a resolution of 1/30. They are similar in size to a screenshot, but they support scrolling, tapping on links and zooming. Just click and they will automatically turn back to the original tab. To me these are the current tabs that load first in browser and not the actual tabs do an average of 10 times larger when loaded in the background. I’m getting faster.

Uninstalling Chrome is always recommended and the list of all changes will be updated in the Chrome logs.


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