What you need to know
- Opera GX, Opera’s gaming browser launched earlier thsi year, is getting some handy new features today.
- You can now limit the network bandwidth the browser uses, and there’s a new game release calendar built in.
- Opera GX is still in early access and is available to download now.
Opera’s gaming browser, Opera GX, picked up some handy new features today. Initially launched during E3 2019, Opera GX comes with the ability to limit its RAM and CPU usage so you can prioritize your games, but Opera has added another option to the list: network bandwidth.
In the latest version of Opera GX, you’ll find a new network limiter alongside the CPU and RAM limiters. Gamers will be able to choose between several pre-defined values in KB/s or MB/s that will limit the amount of bandwidth the browser is allowed to use while on. From Opera:
The Network limiter allows people to choose how much of their network’s bandwidth they would like to devote to their browser – Opera GX will stick to that limit, which means the game they are playing or the streaming service launched outside of the browser might run more smoothly thanks to a larger net bandwidth at its disposal.
Rounding things out, Opera has made some improvements to the Twitch panel. Now, you can filter the list of channels you follow and you’ll get a preview of the game streamers are playing by hovering your mouse over their name.
The browser’s Razer Chroma integration has also been improved to allow for smoother transitions between the colors as they’re synced between the browser and your Razer gear.
If you want to give Opera GX a shot, the browser is still in early access but is available to download for free at Opera.