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Google Chrome 55 Will Handle Memory better for Improved Browsing Experience

Google Chrome 55 Will Handle Memory better for Improved Browsing Experience

v8logoGoogle says they have a new version of their Chrome browser in the works that will include an updated JavaScript engine which will reduce memory usage on JavaScript-based websites. And this time, they really, really mean it!

CNET:

The Chrome team working on V8, the part of the browser that runs the JavaScript programs that make websites tick, “significantly reduced the memory footprint” of websites like Imgur, Reddit, Twitter and The New York Times. The changes come in Chrome 55, due in December.

Theoretically, the less memory the browser uses, the faster things will run, especially on low-memory computers. Google says they’re working on even better optimization to improve the browser’s performance on low-end machines with less than a gigabyte of memory.

The improvements are part of the optimization of V8, the engine in Chrome that runs JavaScript code. So far, the team has improved heap memory usage by 50%, while zone memory usage dropped 40%.

For more information, (you technical types will love this, trust us), visit the Google V8 Project blog.

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