Opera Launches 'Opera GX' Gaming Browser for Mac [Video]

Opera Launches 'Opera GX' Gaming Browser for Mac [Video]

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Opera has announced the launch of 'Opera GX', the world's first gaming browser for Mac.

The company says that almost half of gamers experience technical issues while playing games. According to a survey they did, 49% of people run into technical issues, 30% of which are network problems, 26% are RAM issues and 14% are CPU related.

Both on Mac and Windows, Opera GX offers a unique set of features that provides solutions to these problems. The set of browser limiters, which includes a Network Bandwidth Limiter, as well as CPU and RAM Limiters, prevents the browser from becoming resource-hungry. What this means in practice is that everyone’s machines are left with more resources for running games.

“Opera GX’s set of features is unique and relevant to every person who is serious about games. Ever since the launch of the Windows version during E3 in Los Angeles, we have been receiving many requests from gamers to add Mac support. We are happy to now be bringing the unique GX experience to macOS users,” said Maciej Kocemba, product director of Opera GX.

Opera Launches 'Opera GX' Gaming Browser for Mac [Video]

● GX CONTROL: Need every ounce of power your machine can give you? No need to close your browser. GX Control lets you set limits on how much RAM, CPU and network usage your browser takes up.
Opera Launches 'Opera GX' Gaming Browser for Mac [Video]

● NETWORK LIMITER: The Network limiter allows you to set maximum limits (upload and download) on how much of your network’s bandwidth you would like to devote to your browser. Opera GX will stick to that limit, which means your game or streaming service outside of the browser will run more smoothly with the larger network bandwidth at its disposal.
● RAM LIMITER: GX Control's RAM limiter lets you choose how much memory Opera GX uses. The default setting in the RAM Limiter aims to strike a balance between memory use and experience. The browser will try to stay at or below the selected memory allotment, but it will prioritize experience over the strict memory amount. For example, if it's able to keep a stream going or a cloud-based file active, it will let the memory usage go slightly over the set limit. The Hard Limit setting forces the browser to stay under the chosen memory limit no matter what. The browser will not for any reason exceed the selected memory cap, even if browsing experience must be sacrificed.
● CPU LIMITER: The CPU Limiter lets you put a cap on how much of your computer's processing the browser uses, so the rest can be reserved for gaming. The goal of both GX Control features is to enable you to always be able to keep your browser open, even if you're playing or streaming a resource-heavy game.
● TWITCH INTEGRATION: Never miss a live stream. With Twitch right in your sidebar, you can easily see the channels you follow, who's online, and choose to receive notifications whenever someone you follow goes live.
● GX CORNER: Stay up-to-date with the best deals, the newest releases, and breaking gaming news all in one easily accessible place.
● GX SOUND: Opera GX has in-browser sound effects, composed in collaboration with sound designer Rubén Rincón and the band Berlinist, who recently received a nomination in the BAFTA Games Awards for the original game soundtrack to Gris. Sound effects can be toggled on and off in the settings.
● GX DESIGN: You can customize your browser with any color you want and choose from different special effects and themes.
● GX THEMES: Choose from specially designed wallpapers, or easily select your own desktop wallpaper as a background.
● INTEGRATED MESSENGERS: Chat and browse at the same time with Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Vkontakte, and WhatsApp integrated right into the sidebar.
● VIDEO POP OUT: Watch Twitch and Youtube with Video pop-out. The video stays visible in a floating window over tabs as well as other applications.
● AD BLOCKER: Enjoy a smoother ad-free web with our built-in ad blocker. Easily switch it off to support ad-based creators.
● FREE BROWSER VPN: Experience greater privacy and security with our free, no-log, unlimited browser VPN.
● EXTENSIONS: In addition to Opera having its own extensions store, Google Chrome extensions are also compatible with Opera browsers.
● VIDEO OVER GAME (SOON): Watch tutorials, walkthroughs, streams, or any other video content in a window floating over your game.

You can download an Early Access version of Opera GX for Mac from the link below!