Browser for Gamers
Improving Gaming Performance
Opera GX is a browser designed for gamers. However, while it may be built for browser-centric games like Google's Stadia, it does not function that way. It will not let you stream games. What the app does is boost the performance of your Chromium-based gameplay by limiting the CPU and RAM that your browser uses.
The RAM limiter lets you choose how much memory the Opera GX uses. Its default setting aims to strike a balance between saving memory and providing a better experience for the users. Opera GX will try to stay below or at the selected memory allotment. The CPU limiter, on the other hand, lets you put a cap on how much of your computer's processing the browser can use and save the rest for gaming. Using this function, you will be able to keep your browser open even if you are playing or streaming a resource-heavy game.
Opera GX does not only help you save computer resources and boost gaming performance, but it also comes with other functions built with avid gamers in mind. It has a GX Corner panel that features news about upcoming games. This panel also comes with a deal aggregator with links to games on sale.
The app also features a built-in Twitch panel that lets you browse the channels you follow, see who's online streaming at the moment, and even get notifications when a channel you are following has started live streaming. Opera GX also plays GX sound effects composed in collaboration with sound designer Ruben Rincon and the band Berlinist.
App Interface and Other Features
What users would notice first about the Opera GX app is that it has the gaming browser look. The app goes for a dark theme and bright colors typical of gaming peripherals and PCs. But, it does not end there. With a quick click on the Easy Setup icon, you can personalize the look of your Opera GX by selecting any color you want. You can even choose the special effects, themes, and even the wallpaper.
Opera GX also features Razer Chroma integration, so any color or theme changes you made within the app will apply on any Chroma-enabled accessories, including Razer's DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse or BlackWidow keyboard.
Opera GX also caters to non-gamers by touting several other features found on the Opera browser. This includes messaging apps like Facebook messenger, Telegram, and WhatsApp, so you can chat right from the browser's interface. Of course, there is also an ad blocker and a free unlimited browser VPN built within the built-in tracker. Users can also add Opera and Chrome extensions to the Opera GX app.
Should You Use Opera GX?
If you are an avid gamer and is looking for a way to boost your gaming performance, then go ahead and give Opera GX a try. The main attraction of the app is its aesthetics and built-in features that are designed with gamers in mind. You also cannot disregard its RAM and CPU limiters that are built to give you a better experience. And with other Opera-based features available, even non-gamers will find Opera GX worth a shot.