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Can you please fix the browser already the GPU process is using a lot of my RAM and CPU and the browser often get's black and it stays like that for a couple of minutes and then it get's normal again, I tried clearing the browsing data and reinstalling Chrome but the issue is still there

DxDiag and MSInfo: http://www.mediafire.com/file/8r707c8hq2j8xub/DxDiag_and_MSInfo.rar/file

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"Hey Google" you want to respond to this??? OP was over 2 months ago and obviously others including myself are having issues. I have a very minimal 7 tabs open in Chrome, according to Task Manager I have 37 Chrome processes running which is using between 92-97% of my CPU... ABSOLUTE BS... FIX THIS
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Still waiting on a response.  My company has forced GSuite on us and Chrome CPU utilization is creating horrendous end user experience.
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Google gives zero f--ks apparently.
Is this one of those too big to fail situations? 
why bother having a help and report page if you totally ignore it?
having the same issue with my laptop.
thanks for nothing Google.
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Hey Stefan,

I'm sure you are annoyed with this issue and getting suggestions but I would like to note some things that you can test what the issue might be. Know that I am NOT affiliate with Google or Google Chrome in any way and everything I say is strictly my suggestions as an experienced programmer for 10+ years and working on hundreds of different systems. 

No offense, if Google Chrome is using that much GPU memory it is most likely what is setup on your version of Chrome. Know that when you uninstall Google Chrome it does not remove all settings and extensions not to mention what is sync via cloud that will automatically download. Try and follow the items below to find the cause of the high GPU usage.

1) In Google Chrome, Open Extensions and write down all of the activated extensions. From here disable everything, restart your pc and see if the issue happens again. If it does not then you know that one of the extensions you disable is the cause of the high GPU usage.

2) In Google Chrome, Open Task Manager (Chrome's Task Manager) and right click ABOVE the sort columns (the labels like task, memory footprint, etc) then make sure "GPU Memory" is checked. This will allow you to view in the chrome task manager which process is using up at GPU's memory and not the total memory on the pc. This will help you pinpoint if it is a certain website or extension causing the issue.

3) I noticed you are watching multiple YouTube videos from the task manager. I would like you to check the video resolution set on the video player. Make sure you are not watching videos on YouTube in ~4K/1080HD resolution by clicking on the gear in the bottom right on the videos. I suggest lowering the resolution to something like 720p which will help reduce the GPU resources. Changing the video resolution from 1080p60FPS to 720p on most lower end computers will reduce the GPU strain by 70% as that would be 4 times as much images rendering removed.  

4) Specs say, you have a 1600x900 @ 60hz display with a Radeon HD6670 1GB DDR3 and a total of 8GB of RAM. With those specs I would suggest disabling Google Chrome's hardware acceleration which you can find in Google Chrome's Advanced Settings Menu. Simply the hardware cannot benefit from the acceleration which greatly increases the average GPU usage of Google Chrome.

I hope these different options helped you or others to possibly figure out their high GPU usage on Google Chrome. 

Everyone have a great day,
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OpenSuSE Leap 15.1, x86-64 quad core machine, 9 open tabs drove my CPU load to over 50. Fortunately, I had a terminal window to this machine open on another box and was able to issue a killall -9 chrome to get the system back. 

This is ridiculous. I am wholly dissatisfied with both Chrome and Firefox lately.
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I completely agree that this is pathetic.  It is using way too many resources.  I chose to disable Chromes ability to use the GPU.  I am sick of Google and their absolute lack of customer care!  I want so badly to go back to Firefox but it's too full of Virus's and Malware probably put their by Google.  I would love to find a truly secure browser with good features and comparability, unfortunately Google has the easiest and almost the most secure if you set it up right.  

All I can say is I have learned to expect nothing in the way of assistance from Google they like to make volunteers do their work  in forums.  Cheap imbeciles if you ask me.  A community is not for them to do your troubleshooting although it's the own users fault for not realizing how exploitative Google is!  Anyone who solves another users problem should get a fat check!!!  Off the topic sorry.

Anyway I disabled hardware acceleration and it went away as far as I can tell, at least for the moment.  

Google you are such a disappointment all around! Lazy!
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GPU usage is crazy, other reason to use Firefox.
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Same problem here, on page with lot of canvases GPU memory usage goes into the sky.
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Randomly started using 50%+ of my OC 9900K... (2080Ti GPU)... Seems like it's a problem with this Chrome for sure. Not sure if it's happened before, but I certainly noticed it this time! Tracked it to the GPU Usage in Chrome Task Manager via the windows task manager PID.

EDIT - Seems to be happening when I'm in a PLEX tab connected to my NAS via local network. Seems to happen when I do anything in PLEX (stuff scanning and showing a spinning circle, moving between libraries, going into a show/movie/etc to see the description/episodes in it.). Very weird.
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Try disabling the hardware acceleration if enabled. This can fix the issue. You can check here about hardware acceleration. Also you can try reinstalling the chrome again which can also fix the issue
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