Opera Launches Opera GX, the 'World's First Gaming Browser' for macOS

Thursday December 12, 2019 1:26 AM PST by Tim Hardwick

Opera today released Opera GX, a special version of its Opera browser that it says has been built to "complement gaming" on Mac.


Opera GX features several features designed to help users get the most out of gaming and browsing, the most prominent being GX Control, which lets users set limits on the browser's system resource usage.

Opera says a survey it conducted revealed that lack of memory and network limitations are the two main issues for gamers, which is why it came up with the idea of limiter controls for CPU, RAM, and network bandwidth.

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.

The browser includes other features aimed at making gamers happy, including Twitch accessible from the sidebar, picture in picture for watching streams, integrated messenger services, an ad blocker, free VPN, and several custom theme options.


The macOS version of Opera's gaming browser is now available for download in early access mode. Interested users can grab it now from Opera's website.

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16 weeks ago
Why would I download a browser that is owned by a Chinese state-sponsored corporation? (Beijing Kunlun Tech)
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16 weeks ago


Why would I download a browser that is owned by a Chinese state-sponsored corporation? (Beijing Kunlun Tech)

Why do you buy equipment that is made by Chinese who make poverty wages while the parent company and it's CEO make millions? It's better if the company is US-owned?
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Why would I download a browser that is owned by a Chinese state-sponsored corporation? (Beijing Kunlun Tech)

Why is American based software any more trustworthy?

Answer: It's not. Especially when GCHQ & NSA are intercepting literally everything that passes across the internet.
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16 weeks ago


My gaming PC is a beast, no need for this.

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Chinese authorities care about one thing: their continued political hegemony. If you cannot pose a threat then you are of no interest to them.

Completely incorrect. The Chinese actively engage in economic and industrial espionage. You must have missed the Apple Car data theft posts on this site. They target American interests at all levels, even down to hacking college students to gain access to research data.
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16 weeks ago
Another solution is to simply quit the browser while gaming? ?

I see it has some other game related features too, fair enough I guess…
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