Slow transfers, videos stuttering
It seems that the recent update has slowed down the browser for me significantly. I'm using three different Windows laptops on a regular basis, 2 of them being an average spec, 1 equipped in SSD, 16G of RAM, 1Gb Ethernet connection, etc (this higher-spec will be the example here). I also had Vivaldi installed on a work PC.
the startup takes a long time, about 10 seconds on average
also opening tabs can take time, the tab opens with no content (blank) and it sits idle, until the page eventually appears after 5-10 seconds
downloads are really slow. I attached a screenshot taken from two browsers running simultaneously (Vivaldi on the left and FF on the right), one tested at the time within 20-second window
after the update the work PC (Windows 7 Enterprise) has crashed (BSOD'ed) twice the same day, while I tried to launch the browser. I had to uninstall it and had no problems since.
The browser data, history has been cleaned, uBlock is the only add-on installed
Vivaldi 1.12.955.38 (Stable channel) (32-bit)
Apologies if this was flagged recently but I couldn't find anything directly related.