Chrome and Edge’s magic memory-reducing tech is dead for now

The tradeoff in lower CPU performance was just too great to justify the reduction in browser memory usage in the Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers, a Chromium engineer concluded.
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As PCWorld's senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.

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