Opera GX vs Chrome, Resource usage comparison

 

Opera GX vs Chrome
Opera GX vs Chrome

Opera GX and Chrome both browsers have their own uniqueness and both have different features. Opera GX browser is called Gaming browsers as it contains many unique and interesting features, 

while on the other hand, Google's chrome is also a famous browser. So apart from this in this post, we are going compare Opera GX with Chrome and see which is more good Opera GX or Chrome, we will also see which browser use more resources as compared to the other one. To do this we are going to perform some tests using my old Dell Vostro 15 Series with 4GB Ram, Core i3 with Intel HD Graphics, and no SSD. 


Chrome Resource Usage


With no Tabs Opened


In this test, we have monitored the usage of Chrome browser in a laptop with 4 GB Ram, Intel CORE i3 with Intel HD Graphics, and no SSD. When we opened Chrome with no tabs the Ram usage went from 1.71 GB to 1.86 GB and the CPU usage went from 6% to 9%.

Chrome Resource Usage
Chrome Resource Usage

After closing chrome, I noticed that it's still running in the background which is kinda weird because every time you want to close it you have to go through task manager to completely close the Chrome software.

While using Youtube 


While using Youtube in chrome, chrome's RAM usage went from 1.86 GB to 1.90 GB and the CPU usage went from 9% to 20%. So we can clearly see that opening a lot of tabs will heavily slow down your system performance, that's why I faced some lags using this old laptop.

Chrome Resource Usage
Chrome Resource Usage

Opera GX Resource usage


With no tabs opened


After this test, I realized in some places Opera wins in saving resources, and in some places chrome wins. However Opera GX does have a unique feature named GX Control which lets you see the CPU and ram usage of a particular tab, It also allows you to limit and control the resources the Opera GX browser will use.

Opera Resource usage
Opera Resource usage

While using Youtube


In the Ram department, the opera GX used 200 MB more than the Chrome browser, but in the CPU department, the opera GX browsers used 1% CPU less than Chrome. 

Opera GX Resource Usage
Opera GX Resource Usage

A final thought on Opera GX vs Chrome


We can't say which browser is better than the other because both have unique features, Opera GX browser which is also known as a Gaming browser has some unique and advanced features, however, Opera GX's interface and UI is kinda Sci-fi based that is why sometimes it used more resource as compared to chrome. 

Since Opera GX have got many new and unique features peoples are willing to use it. So what is best? what browser will you choose? So, the short answer is, it depends on the demand and interest of your's if you want to try new features and some gaming like sci-fi UI you can go for Opera GX browser, we can't say which is more good Opera GX or Chrome. 

We are ending this topic here, if you have any question feel free to ask in the comment section given below meanwhile read How you can play games with Nvidia Geforce now cloud gaming service 

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