New Opera 'Gaming Browser' Can Limit RAM, CPU Usage

Joanna Estrada
Июня 12, 2019

Opera is launching a first-of-its-kind browser built from the ground up for PC gamers.

The biggest highlight of Opera GX is its GX Control panel, which lets you set how much of your computer's CPU and RAM the browser can use.

Opera teased the world's first gaming browser a few days back with a promise of bringing it soon to the market. "We came up with the GX Control feature to make people's games run more smoothly without requiring them to compromise on what they do on the Web". According to Opera, which invented the term, it has to have customizable CPU and RAM limiters, Twitch integration, a dedicated gaming-related tab, sound FX...

Logging into services via the sidebar has been a long-standing Opera feature, but until now, it only supported services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, VK, and Telegram.

Opera GX has in-browser sound effects, composed in collaboration with sound designer Rubén Rincón and the band Berlinist, who recently received a nomination in the BAFTA Games Awards for Gris game original soundtrack.

The wait is now over, and an early access version of Opera GX is available to download and try for yourself. That's in addition to shortcuts for Discord, YouTube, and Reddit that also live in the sidebar.

It's not all about playtime, though - Opera GX also includes the best privacy features from the company's main browser, including one-click ad-blocking and a built-in cryptocurrency wallet.

Finally, Opera GX also includes "GX Corner", a dedicated place for gaming news, a curated list of deals on games, and information about new releases.

Opera GX also includes tools for limiting the system resources used by your browser, so you can keep it running in the background while you stream without it having a detrimental effect on your frame rate.

Overall, Opera GX includes all the features present in Opera's main desktop browser, now used by over 65 million users. Currently, it's only available for Windows.

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