Fri. Aug 14th, 2020

Chrome greatly improves the power consumption on Mac in the next version

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Anyone who has used Chrome on a MacBook will notice that although Chrome’s performance and functions are far superior to Safari, the power consumption speed when using it is also incredibly fast. A very bad experience.

According to the latest report from The Wall Street Journal, the Chrome team is currently working on solving this problem. Their current work is focused on solving the power consumption problem of inactive tabs. Chrome’s huge power consumption on MacBooks is caused by these inactive tabs.

Google will enable Chrome to more intelligently determine the performance priority of active tabs and limit the energy consumption level of inactive tabs to improve the performance of Chrome on MacBook.

Chrome power-saving

Google said that in addition to limiting the energy consumption of these inactive tabs, the work they are currently doing can also improve the user experience. Specifically, Chrome can be extended to reduce resource-intensive advertising. By limiting the energy consumption that ads can use, making the browser faster, and making the computer faster.

Although Chrome has been criticized for excessively occupying user device memory and consuming too much power, now their team is also working to solve this problem. At the same time, as Microsoft joined the Chromium project, Microsoft has also contributed to the energy-saving technology of its Edge browser. Given the Chromium project, this gives us reason to believe that Chrome will get better and better in the future.

Google is currently working hard to solve these problems and is expected to release a stable version that can greatly improve the performance and energy consumption performance of the Mac platform by the end of August.