Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.
The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.
Starting with Microsoft Edge version 91.0.856.0, a new Performance mode is now available.
Performance mode helps you optimize speed, responsiveness, memory, CPU and battery usage. Performance improvements might vary depending on your individual specifications and browser habits.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Performance mode in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.
Performance mode is currently only available as part of controlled feature roll-outs in Microsoft Edge Canary version 91.0.856.0 and higher, so not everyone will have this feature yet.
If you do not have Performance Mode available yet in your Microsoft Edge Canary version 91.0.856.0 and higher, you can create a shortcut using the target below to have it available when using this shortcut.
"%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge SxS\Application\msedge.exe" --enable-features=msPerformanceModeToggle
Open Microsoft Edge.
Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+F) button (3 dots), and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on System on the left side, and select Always On or Always Off (default) for what you want in the Performance Mode drop menu under the Optimize Performance section on the right side. (see screenshot below)
If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.
You can now close the Settings tab if you like.