That’s a lot of extensions. I have no idea how valid this comparison is because after poking around I am kind of lost as to what numbers to actually look at in Activity Monitor, and the numbers are fluctuating a lot, so this whole thing might have been pointless. Low blood sugar and bad sleep aren’t helping. So maybe just skip this post, and someone with stronger KungFu can address the memory comparison.
If you’re up for losing some time to what may be idiocy below,
for sh*ts and giggles, I downloaded Chrome and added some extensions to get close to what I have in Brave Dev:
The general trend with the “Usual” group of extensions on and just this page loaded, (not including this draft response in Chrome)
Sum based on process name but using hiearchical view: Brave 694MB, Chrome 737MB
Info box: Brave 281MB, Chrome 326MB (Real Memory Size)
With all extensions except SimpleExtManager off in both, but leaving ABP, uBlock, uMatrix in Chrome to try to account for Brave core functionality:
Hierarch: Brave 573MB, Chrome 533MB
Info: Brave 264MB, Chrome 306MB
I’m sure there’s more Brave core functionality that I’ve not addressed, so I suspect that Brave wins once all that’s included.
Here are the info boxes to illustrate: