Chrome was initially launched lightweight browser alternative to Firefox and Internet Explorer. However, over the years users have compiled many complaints as it becoming resource heavy which becomes a real burden for laptop users who are powering off a battery source.

However, over the years users have compiled many complaints as it becoming resource heavy which becomes a real burden for laptop users who are powering off a battery source.

According to the latest post on the Chromium Blog, Google's latest Chrome 57 release has taken into consideration these complaints and incorporated a new throttling method to save power and increase performance.

Instead of throttling all tabs equally like they have been doing, this new algorithm will take into consideration the contents of the tabs and further limit any that are requesting an above average CPU usage.

In most cases, this change will allow 25% few busy background tabs and further the efficiency of the Chrome browser as a whole. While it doesn't mean you'll get 25% more battery per charge, those who often rely on Chrome with a lot of open tabs (I'm guilty of this) will be able to reap the immediate power benefits.

Via: Mashable
Source: Chromium Blog (Google)