Thu. Apr 2nd, 2020

Intel is improving the power consumption of the Chromium on Windows 10

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Google Chrome has countless users with excellent performance and loading speed, but Google Chrome’s consumption of memory and other hardware resources has also been criticized.

Recently, Intel announced that it has cooperated with Google to optimize the power consumption of Chromium browsers when playing videos, which can improve the battery life of laptops, etc.

According to Intel, the company’s Ice Lake processor currently includes “RGB10 Overlay” technology, which can significantly reduce power consumption.

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To this end, Intel is developing new features for Google-led open-source browser project Chromium, which will automatically call this technology when playing videos to reduce power consumption.

However, only HDR, which is high-dynamic-range imaging technology, is supported. Generally, videos with higher definition and better visual effects consume more power. “Intel platforms since Icelake begin to support outputting HDR content through its overlay tech with RGBA10 format. Enable this feature would provide better energy performance on devices based on Icelake or above,” Intel engineer said.

Therefore, the use of Intel’s Chromium series of browsers can reduce the power consumption of video playback, thereby improving the battery life of laptops.

Of course, this technology will not only be used in Google Chrome. Browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Brave, and Vivaldi can also be used.

Via: windowslatest