Google Chrome’s new protocol to improve RAM memory

Microsoft introduces the Segment Heap memory management improvements in its latest update of Windows 10 – released in May 2020. The system, originally developed for modern apps and system apps like Edge will help reduce the memory use to Win32 apps.

According to Microsoft, the segmented heap function will reduce the overall memory usage – and has the ability to reduce the RAM usage of Edge by up to 27%.

Chrome engineer also said that they will add support for the feature to the Chrome manifest, meaning on Windows 10 2004 the browser will turn to Segment Heap instead of the legacy.

Experiments also suggest that the protocol could save hundreds of megabytes in the browser, processes, and some machines. Actual results do vary in different machines but it is anticipated that the new update would see great savings.

The feature will roll out once Google builds with the Windows 10 Build 19041.0 SDK, though it is currently blocked due to unexplained build failures. The engineers also said that enabling it now would cause build warnings.

However, it is expected that the feature would become available sooner rather than later.

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