High memory usage on Windows 10


Description of the issue:

I am using Windows 10 Pro and just installed Brave. I immediately noticed fans are spinning up. It looks like there is a 2x memory usage compared to Chrome. Currently I have one tab open and Brave is using 850 MB of memory.

I tried closing and reopening the browser but nothing changed.

There are no extensions installed.

Looks like it’s not a new issue but nobody reacted to it:

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Install on Windows 10 Pro with latest updates.
  2. Open any website.

Expected result:

Max 400MB of memory usage, comparable to Chrome and Firefox.

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Version 1.18.78 Chromium: 87.0.4280.141 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Additional Information: