Warning: Google Chrome Browser Has Serious Memory & CPU IssuesBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Google Chrome has potential memory leak issue and massive memory misuse problem. To load a 16.6 MB file it consumed over 600 MB of RAM and was still increasing when I decided to kill the process. It consumed 100% of one CPU (you will see near 50% in the display because it is a dual core machine) in my core 2 duo machine during the entire time. There was no network activity indicating that the page content was fully loaded by the browser. There is something seriously wrong here.
The same page took less than 2 minutes to load on same hardware in Firefox and all the keys were very responsive. This is not a dummy file. This is the PHP manual which we PHP developers use on a regular basis.
Google Chrome needs to address the serious memory misuse - 454 MB to load a single 16.5 MB page! Google Chrome developers also has a potentially big memory leak issue in its hands.
Tags: Chrome, Chrome Browser, Firefox, Google, Google Chrome Browser, Internet Explorer