New Windows 10 update fixes Google Chrome memory hogging
The new update introduces a new useful value called “segmenthead,” which reduces the memory costs of some apps, including Google Chrome.
A big, important update for Windows 10 was rolled out last month. Called the Windows 10 May 2020 Update or Windows 10 20H1 Update, it brings some much-anticipated features and fixes to the popular operating system for PC. The update is still being rolled out, so if you haven’t received it, it’s best to wait a while.
The Windows 10 20H1 update offers a number of features, including changes to settings, Cortana, and more, which obviously reduces Google Chrome’s memory costs.
Chrome is notorious for system resource hogging, which slows down the PC after prolonged use. The new update, introduced by Windows Latest, introduces a new useful value called “segmenthead”, which reduces the memory costs of some apps, including Google Chrome.
“Segment Hip is a modern hip implementation that will generally reduce your overall memory usage,” according to Microsoft. The organization said in a blog post, the new Dr.
Chromium-based Edge browsers also use SegmentHip, and as a result, memory usage is reduced by 27%.
Google has also made changes to SegmentHip to use and will reduce memory usage on PCs running Windows 10, version 2004, and later.
“Segment Hip’s in-machine opt-in tests for chrome.exe suggest that it may save hundreds of MB in browser and network service utility processes on some machines,” a Google engineer noted in a promise.
However, with the new changes, both Google and Microsoft say the experience will ultimately depend on the device’s configuration and usage. But then again, a 27 percent reduction in memory usage would certainly show good results. We hope Google releases an update to Chrome to include the changes.