Brave processes

I’m havibg trouble with brave processes eating up power and memory even with only one tab open. i also use nord vpn or express vpn so i know those both use memory but idk why one tab has 12 or more processes and causing so much drain on battery and memory??


Multi-Process Model Background

To understand Chromium’s memory usage, let’s understand the multi-process model. Unlike other browsers, Chromium is divided into multiple processes.

When Chromium starts up, it will initially have two processes. One process is the browser process which controls the main browser functionality, and the other is the initial renderer process , which runs the Blink rendering engine and JavaScript (V8).

Each time you open a new tab in Chromium, you’ll likely get a new renderer process. With typical browsing, it is common to see 5-7 chrome.exe processes active.

Further, if you utilize plugins, apps, or extensions, they may also execute within independent processes.

All of Chromium’s processes, whether it is a browser process, a renderer process, or a plugin process, will show under the Task Manager as ‘chrome.exe’.

Comparison: CPU & GPU Usage of 4 Browsers

In their conclusion:

The efficiency of the browser vendors’ GPU implementations depend more on the driver and the type of [browser] optimization than on raw hardware power.

Article from 2018:

How to Stop Chrome From Using All Your CPU

@Iraburdine Hi and welcome to the community. :slightly_smiling_face:

Adding some things you might want to try.

You should also try turning off your vpn, closing and reopening Brave and see if that makes a difference.

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