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

Chrome is now faster and more power efficient

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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18-11-2020, 17:35:07

Digikid
Or use a more powerful and efficient and NON SPYWARE and browser like FIREFOX.Quote

18-11-2020, 20:19:47

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Digikid View Post
Or use a more powerful and efficient and NON SPYWARE and browser like FIREFOX.
How does that help at all? Every site you visit still datamines the h**** out of you.

Your using the internet. You're not safe.Quote

20-11-2020, 04:38:56

Yttersta
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
How does that help at all? Every site you visit still datamines the h**** out of you.

Your using the internet. You're not safe.

Eh, I have used Firefox since the initial release of Quantum and whilst I think the addons/extensions do more work for my privacy than the mostly similar browser engines; at least the metadata doesn't go directly to a big corporation that already knows annoyingly much about me.


However, after not caring about privacy at all for a few years into the 2010s, I must admit the accuracy of Google's suggestions in regards to what I really do online have dropped significantly over the past 3 years. I use Ublock origin, plus ghostery, plus a couple of settings to ensure a less accurate online signature, and it is still promising to see the effects.


Don't give up on your privacy.Quote

20-11-2020, 05:06:11

meuvoy
To begin with, they need to offer a 5x reduction in RAM usage. Then they need to offer all the tools Opera offers like integrated messaging apps, custom screenshot utility with the ability to capture a VERY long page at once, integrated adblocker, etc, to convince me to go back after almost a dacade away from this browser. Extensions are something pretty much all browsers have, and considering most browsers these days are chromium based you have a pretty good chance of getting a Chrome extension to work on a different browser. I've never had one that didn't work on opera to this day. So...Quote

20-11-2020, 06:15:51

looz
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
How does that help at all? Every site you visit still datamines the h**** out of you.

Your using the internet. You're not safe.
It takes some effort, but I've got some protections in place.

Known bad domains are blackholed by my DNS (pi-hole) and I enable JavaScript and cookies on a whitelist basis. I guess I could go further by making browser fingerprinting more difficult, and by using a VPN so it would be a shared IP. But I have my doubts that companies outside Facebook go that far.

And I generally just give garbage data if I register, if websites ask something silly like birthdates and real names.Quote
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