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Just trying to squeeze every drop of performance I can out of Chrome.

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A user has tested Adblock vs Adblock Plus in Chrome.

He found that both extensions use around 100Mb of RAM, but the difference in CPU usage is really big.

Adblock Plus uses 30-40% CPU, while Adblock uses only 1-2% CPU.

Also a new website (without cache) opens faster with AdBlock (3 seconds / 1 second).


I only translated it into english because it's originally written in german

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I just tested both extensions using the Chrome Task Manager and both programs used the same amount of CPU (1-4). This article does not have a date attached either, meaning it could have possibly be done years ago, and thus irrelevant due to optimizations done by both programs. –  Jack Cole Jan 17 '14 at 11:00

If you press Shift + Esc you can view the CPU/Memory usage for each extension. The best way to check the performance/resource intensity of each would be to monitor the CPU and Memory usage for each extension over a period of time with the same content open.

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Earlier I had Adblock Plus installed and now I'm using Adguard. I did try Shift + Esc keys to view the Memory usage for both extensions on Chrome, but it's not working.

Through Task Manager, I witnessed that AdGuard's ad blocking software consumed 50,000+ ram and the adblock plus taking 150,000-250,000 depending upon the filters I installed.

So, in my opinion, Adguard is faster than both Adblock and Adblock plus. For your reference, please view a screenshot I uploaded here: http://www.screencast.com/t/JVGXIlFxq as the proof of my words. I hope it's gonna work!

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