Windows 10 May Update Begins Support for Chrome Segment Heap Memory Management Optimization

Despite being the world’s largest desktop browser with more than 60% of the market, Google Chrome has a persistent problem that has long been unresolved: over-use of memory. The resource-for-speed approach makes sense, but it’s not so friendly for users who are in no hurry to upgrade their configurations.

The good news is that Google has announced that the Chrome version of the Canary Channel (version 85.0.4182.0) has begun supporting the Segment Heap memory management mechanism for windows 10 May Update (v2004).

Windows 10 May Update Begins Support for Chrome Segment Heap Memory Management Optimization

It is reported that The Segment heap is a modern heap implementation, generally reduce the overall memory usage. In Microsoft’s tests, Segment Heap reduced memory usage of the Chromium Edge by 27%.

Although it’s only the canary early bird version of the first support, beta and the official version should not be far away, but the normal waiting time for several months is indispensable.