Windows 10 2004 segment heap boosts Edge memory efficiency

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  • According to an internal test by Microsoft, Edge uses 27% less memory on Windows 10 version 2004.
  • Win32 apps leverage segment heap memory enhancements in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.
  • You can catch up with the latest on the new operating system from Microsoft by checking out our Windows 10 hub.
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Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 2004

There’s no doubt that Windows 10 2004 has some inherent flaws in its design. But it offers plenty of positives on top of the functional features it introduced, such as the new Cortana digital assistant and Hello authentication in safe mode.

For starters, Microsoft Edge users on Windows 10 2004 have the update to thank for the browser’s improved memory usage.

Windows 10 2004 boosts Edge memory efficiency by 27%

The new Chromium-based Edge uses your RAM more efficiently, but only on the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, says Microsoft.

Apparently, the latest version of Windows 10 to enter general availability offers segment heap memory enhancements. In turn, Win32 apps leverage it to use system RAM more efficiently.

According to an internal test by Microsoft, Edge uses 27% less memory on Windows 10 version 2004 devices.

With the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, Microsoft Edge has leveraged the Windows segment heap memory improvements now available for Win32 applications to manage memory more efficiently. Early internal testing results of devices on the May 2020 Update are showing a memory usage reduction of up to 27% when browsing with Microsoft Edge.

Edge’s better memory management should let you accomplish more when browsing the internet. For example, you should be able to open more tabs with richer content than possible on other versions of Windows.

Apart from that, the memory usage reduction when browsing with Edge should also free your RAM for other applications running on your PC.

It’s not yet clear whether or not Chrome behaves the same way on Windows 10 2004. The browser is Chromium-based, just like Microsoft Edge. But it doesn’t have a very good reputation when it comes to efficient RAM usage.

Edge has been getting tons of built-in improvements lately, from an integrated spellchecker to the new surfing-themed game. It has to be efficient in RAM usage to continue delivering a superior user experience.

Feel free to share your thoughts on Edge or Windows 10 2004 in the comments section below.