RAM consume



  • Somebody knows something about this? Is it normal? TP4. This are only the "Background Processes" and the main app with one tab it is consuming like ~50MB [url=https://vivaldi.net/index.php?option=com_easysocial&view=groups&layout=preview&fileid=434&tmpl=component]Image[/url]



  • Completely normal.
    Here's mine:



  • But is not this a HUGE RAM consume for a browser? Is not even more than Chrome? :(


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    @dmironov:

    But is not this a HUGE RAM consume for a browser? Is not even more than Chrome? :(

    A little more than chrome. Not much more. And NOTHING has been done yet to optimize Vivaldi's speed and resource consumption. It's too early. Too many things are fluid as to form and function to begin all of the thousands of optimization tweaks the browser will eventually receive.



  • Now that you are saying it, you sir are totally right. It's the greatest web browser I have ever tested and used, I just need to wait to te final release and optimization performances!

    Thank you!



  • Not to burst some bubbles, but I'm afraid that great optimizations will never happen.

    Chromium is the base of Vivaldi, and Chromium is resource hungry, period.

    Optimize Vivaldi would mean to fork and heavily patch its code base, that would be an effort impossible to sustain for a small company like Vivaldi.

    Surely some small optimizations would be possible on the Vivaldi specific code, but don't expect miracles.

    If you are on low end/old HW Vivaldi isn't the browser for you, better to look at Otter, Qupzilla, Fifth browser, in that case.



  • Exactly. Don't get your hopes up for any drastic changes in the memory usage. I'm sure it'll get kinda better later on, but it's unlikely to expect large difference. Every Blink-based browser is incredibly memory hungry, and for Vivaldi to break this trend, it'd most likely need a complete rewrite, which will never happen.

    Getting more RAM is the only real option. I've had to upgrade to 16GB just to be able to use Blink-based browsers the way I'm used to (a lot of tabs) and still be able to run other apps besides the browser. Browsers are getting to the point where they are one of the most resource-hungry apps once you try to use a few more tabs at once. My netbook with 2GB of RAM struggles to run pretty much any current browser with more than 3-4 tabs at once.



  • @Case:

    Browsers are getting to the point where they are one of the most resource-hungry apps once you try to use a few more tabs at once.

    That point was already reached few years ago IMO.

    Just to make an example I have Win10 and I run a win 8 with WMC in a virtual machine.

    Well… that win 8, focused just to run the Media Center, runs happily in 750MB (I mean the whole OS+ the WMC application).

    Having more than 1GB used by any current browser, just because 5 or 6 tabs opened, is pretty normal


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