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Opera just launched a streamer-friendly browser

Now you can limit how much system resources your browser takes (looking at you, Chrome)

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Opera just released a gaming-focused web browser, Opera GX, and it’s full of awesome features.

It has been designed for the needs of online gamers and streamers, with a veritable toolkit of tweaks to stop it interfering with your gameplay.

Opera GX is fantastic for streamers

Whether you’re recording Let’s Plays or streaming the latest multiplayer hotness to your fans, most content creators have a browser open to check things online while playing. You might be watching YouTube tip videos, interacting with chat, or any of a hundred other tasks.

Normal browsers tend to take whatever system resources they need, possibly taking power away from your game or your encoding/broadcasting software. Not with Opera GX, which lets you limit the amount of system resources like RAM or CPU time that the browser can use. Nifty.

More about Opera GX and its features:

  • Opera GX also has Twitch integration, so you can sign into your account from the sidebar
  • There’s a deals tracking tab, so you’ll never miss another game discount
  • Razer’s Chroma integration to change the browser theme colors along with your peripherals
  • Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Vkontakte, and WhatsApp integrated into the sidebar
  • Google Chrome extension support
  • Floating video windows over games, so you can watch tutorials, etc while you game

Windows users can download the beta version of the browser now. If you are a streamer and worry about PC resources, it is definitely worth checking out.

What do you think? Interested in the Opera GX browser? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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