Excessive RAM usage by brave

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Open brave and type in reddit.com
  2. Wait for few minutes.
  3. Approximately 10-15 minutes later, view RAM usage of Brave in Task Manager

Expected result: RAM usage of Brave Desktop Browser is above 800MB with just 1 tab of reddit open

Brave Version( check About Brave): [Version 1.37.116 Chromium: 100.0.4896.127 (Official Build) (64-bit)]

Additional Information:
Laptop specs: Intel Core i3-6100U, 4GB RAM, Intel Integrated 520 graphics, Windows 10 64-bit.

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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”.

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