Getting to the Task Manager
- Shortcut: Shift + Esc, OR
- Chrome -> Settings -> More Tools -> Task Manager
Understanding Memory Usage Columns in Task Manager
The memory footprint represents memory reserved entirely for that process. It is the same value as that in the Commit Size column in Windows Task Manager. The Commit column shows the amount of virtual memory in kilobytes that the operating system has reserved for a process. This number includes the amount of physical memory that is in use as well as any pages that have been saved in the page file.
Memory is the same value as that in the Memory (Private Working Set) column in Windows Task Manager. Private Working Set of a process refers to the amount of memory that is allocated to the process, is not shareable. In Chrome context, it refers to the native memory, which is used to store DOM nodes. A constantly increasing value for this indicates creation of additional DOM noes.
It represents the amount of GPU memory being used by the page. The GPU process is a process used only when Chrome is displaying GPU-accelerated content. Chrome uses GPU to accelerate web-page rendering, typical HTML, CSS, WebGL, etc.