The new Version of Chromeum-based Edge browser is more efficient in Windows 10 May 2020 (20H1/Version 2004) feature updates than previous versions. Microsoft says Edge’s memory usage on new systems has been reduced by nearly 30 percent as a result of improvements to the stack memory segment for Win32 apps.
Microsoft explains: “In the Windows 10 May 2020 feature update, improvements to the heap memory segment have enabled Win32 applications to manage memory more efficiently. Based on early internal test results, Edge’s memory footprint can be reduced by 27%. “
It’s important to note that Microsoft Edge’s memory usage on different PCs should vary, but Microsoft still expects users to have a “better experience” when they update with a new browser in May 2020. This is likely to persuade more Chrome users to try Edge, as Google’s web browser is notoriously memory-intensive and has an impact on battery life.