Today at E3, Opera Software, the company behind the widely popular Opera browser, launched a custom version of its GX browser dedicated fully to online gamers and streamers. The Opera GX browser is built for gamers with RAM and CPU limiters, RGB lighting, and Twitch.
The headline feature of Opera GX is undoubtedly the GX Control panel, which allows gamers to define how much of their computer’s CPU or RAM they are willing to let the browser use. Previously, gamers with memory-hungry browsers would have to shut them down in order to maximize their gaming experience, but with Opera GX, they can have both running at the same time. With Opera GX, users can now set those limits by toggling on the circle in the browser’s control panel. This capability keeps the computing usage of Opera GX within a certain percentage of a PC’s resources. Krystian Kolondra, Executive Vice President at Opera browsers, said:
“Opera GX is built for people who love games and spend a lot of time building their setups. We want to give them a browser to perfectly match their beautiful machines. I have a strong feeling this browser will resonate with the gaming world.”
It also features a customizable new dark-themed UI, with native Razer Chroma color support, and direct integration with Twitch and a variety of messengers (Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Vkontakte), putting notifications in a left icon rail.
According to Opera, the browser’s development will progress in levels. The initial early access version is designed for hardcore gamers (sign up for access here) who will also have the opportunity to have their say on future iterations — there are feedback boxes dotted throughout the browser. A final version is planned for launch later this year.