Microsoft Edge

Windows 10 users now should expect an improved memory usage in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Version 2004).

In an official statement, Microsoft claims the new Microsoft Edge browser will provide a better browsing experience by reducing the memory usage by up to 27%

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. Individual device performance will vary based upon configuration and usage, but the lower memory usage is expected to create a better experience.


If it is true, it will certainly help users with small amount of RAM installed on their PCs since memory, in general, is a critical resource to keeping any device running smoothly.

If you want to learn more about how developers can take advantage of the expanded availability of segment heap memory improvements? Please visit this page for the latest developer information.