Hey there - thanks for the report; we’ve got a few other folks reporting the same thing
With Brave open, can you click the Hamburger (three lines) menu in the top right, pick “More Tools” and then “Task Manager”. I am curious what is taking up all the CPU. Having a picture of this would he helpful
There was a known issue in unreleased versions of Brave with the Utility: Bat Ledger Service, but that has been fixed
Sure, here it is the same thing, opened 2 tabs, wait 5 minutes, one of the tab is netflix(with youtube is even worst), meanwhile the task manager is showing around 20% of CPU usage just for Brave
The values from Brave task manager are fluctuating very much, I don’t know if this is relevant.
Definitely helpful! The blue puzzle pieces are parts of Brave - so I’m curious what they are. You should be able to expand the name a little more (drag the column next to Task to make it wider) so that it can be readable. I’m really curious what the two high CPU ones are
I’m thinking the two high CPU ones shown are of these four:
OK interesting - so there are a few things I would try:
download the latest driver for your computer’s video card (preferably from the manufacturer, not Windows update). Even if you’re not seeing this in other browsers, it’s a good idea to help reduce problems. Likely need to reboot after this
visit brave://settings/?search=hardware and ensure Use hardware acceleration when possible is enabled
I have the same problem here on my mac.
Although it looks like Youtube is the problem…
I don’t know what all these stupid “brave browser helpers” are though… they use all of the CPU! goes up to 100 percent sometimes!
For those users that have been experiencing various CPU/performance issues, could you please download the following version and let us know if things have improved. Once we get enough confirmations from the community, we’ll push this version to our Release channel ASAP so everyone receives the update.
I confirm that after upgrading my Win64 Brave from 1.5.113 to 1.5.114, the CPU utilization is back to normal. In fact, it seems that Brave is now consuming even less CPU than the versions before the issue occurred?
Also, noticed that increase in CPU usage on 1.5.113 and the version before that was happening when I loaded websites that are heavy on using websockets.