Brave still using a lot of RAM

Description of the issue:
Brave is still using a lot of RAM with only 3 tabs open

How can this issue be reproduced?
Open YouTube, Discord and another tab for example and then check the Task Manager

Expected result:
For Brave to use less RAM then Chrome and other browsers

Brave Version( check About Brave):
1.35.103 Chromium: 98.0.4758.102 (Official Build) (64-bit)

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@Fannste94 ,

The 1,000.00 plus MB of Memory being used, is a summation of processes that make up a Brave aggreggate . . . and not unusual. A similar amount is found on the Mac OS, when all such values are added; for example:

Screen Shot 2022-02-25 at 12.31.41 AM



Updating this reply . . .

Re “Task Manager - Brave” (the 2nd of your two screenshots, above): There are 18 proccesses that make up the Brave aggregate at that moment:

  • Browser
  • GPU Process
  • Spare Renderer
  • Extension: Brave
  • Extension: Enhancer for YouTube™
  • Extension: I don’t care about cookies
  • Extension: Pop up blocker for Chrome™ - Poper Blocker
  • Extension: uBlock Origin
  • 5 Tabs
  • Utility: Audio Service
  • Utility: Bad Ads Service
  • Utility: Bad Ledger Service
  • Utility: Network Service
  • Utility: Storage Service


Re Chromium link mentioned earlier


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”.

I don’t think they are connected

I know that Brave used around 700Mb before that’s why I started using it instead of Chrome and now it’s the same as Chrome

@Go-go_duck I haven’t tested that but I think that Brave uses the same RAM size even when Steam is closed

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