Chrome 57 will throttle background tabs to save energy
Have you ever wonder why Chrome is such a resource hog? I know I complain about it all the time yet I still use Chrome. Well Google is finally fixing that with the newest update.
According to Engadget:
The browser’s latest version was designed to solve that issue by throttling background tabs using excessive power. According to the Chromium blog, background tabs are responsible for one-third of Chrome’s power usage on computers, so keeping them in check will minimize the browser’s impact.
So make sure you update your Chrome. To update Chrome, go to Settings > About.