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Chromium-based browsers take up way too much CPU processing power on Linux compared to Windows

  • Chromium-based browsers are all unnecessarily taking up too much CPU processing power. I pressed shift+esc on both Windows and Linux within the browsers and I found that Brave was taking up way too much CPU processing power compared to Windows. So I compared two websites Benchmark Your Graphics Card On Linux and WhatsApp Web

    CPU use for Brave for Windows

    Benchmark Your Graphics Card On Linux

    Idle: 1-4
    Scrolling: 30-40

    WhatsApp Web

    Idle: 0
    Scrolling: 30-60

    GPU Process (for Benchmark Your Graphics Card On Linux website)

    Idle: 0-3
    Scrolling: 18-48


    CPU use for Brave for EndeavourOS

    Benchmark Your Graphics Card On Linux

    Idle: 17
    Scrolling: 140-160

    WhatsApp Web

    Idle: 0
    Scrolling: 153

    GPU Process (for Benchmark Your Graphics Card On Linux website)

    Idle: 2-5
    Scrolling: 110


    So I am not too sure why on Linux Chromium-based browsers are taking up more CPU processing power compared to Windows, if anyone knows what is going on I would love to know. Thanks 🙂 Note that this applies to all chromium-based browsers, not just for Brave. Even with Opera I was getting similar results.

  • Was your test with Opera with hardware acceleration set to on or off?

  • @ultravio1et Hi, hardware acceleration was set to on. I have an i915 intel driver and I have an integrated intel HD graphics card.

  • @joe232 i would try it again with it set to 'off' in Opera and see if theres any difference. no harm seeing if the results differ in anyway

  • @ultravio1et I have done that it is still laggy.

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