The new PC browser lets gamers control their computer’s CPU and memory usage to make their gaming and streaming smoother. It also features Twitch integration and numerous customization options.
Opera unveils the world’s first web browser tailored to their specific needs. The early access program to the Opera GX browser (for Windows) starts right now with an official launch planned later this year.
“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,” said Krystian Kolondra, EVP at Opera browsers.
Opera GX features a new, gaming-inspired design and an array of
features that let people not only customize the look of their browser
but also limit their computer’s CPU and memory usage.
GX Control lets you control the CPU and RAM usage by the browser
The GX Control panel is a brand new feature which lets users define
how much of their computer’s CPU or RAM they are willing to let their
browser use. By toggling on the circle, one can choose to devote a
certain percentage of the computer’s resources to the browser. Opera GX
will stay within these limits. This means that, unlike other
memory-hungry browsers, Opera GX puts gamers in full control of their
gaming and browsing experiences.
“Running a game might require a lot of effort from your machine.
Even more so if you are streaming while you play. Before Opera GX,
gamers often shut down their browsers in order to not slow down their
gaming experience. We came up with the GX Control feature to make
people’s games run more smoothly without requiring them to compromise on
what they do on the Web,” said Maciej Kocemba, product director of Opera GX.
Gaming ready with Twitch integration
Another handy feature for gamers is Opera GX’s Twitch integration.
The browser lets users log into their Twitch accounts directly from the
sidebar and will notify them when a streamer they follow goes live.
The browser’s speed dial screen also features shortcuts to sites popular among gamers including Discord, YouTube and Reddit.
It also created
the GX Corner, a place where gaming news from the Web will be presented
along with curated gaming deals and information about new and
When you first start or upgrade Opera GX you will be welcomed by
sounds and an animation sequence inspired by gaming consoles. The sound
effects and musical logo creation in GX are a result of Opera’s
collaboration with the sound designer Rubén Rincón and the band
Berlinist, who recently received a nomination in the BAFTA Games Awards
for the original soundtrack to the GRIS game. The sound effects, as well
as most browser features can be adjusted or switched off in the
Opera GX comes out of the box with a sleek gaming-inspired design
with dark and red elements. Users can also choose a different highlight
color from 10 suggested colors or go deeper and choose from 16 million
possibilities using the extended color picker feature.
“From the startup sounds to the look of the browser’s speed dial, Opera GX was designed to feel at home on any gaming setup,” added Maciej Kocemba.
Opera GX comes with an exclusive set of wallpapers designed to match
the browser and the large displays of gaming setups. It also includes
Razer Chroma integration, which means that the keyboard, mouse and other
Razer Chroma elements will adjust their colors to the chosen highlight
colors in the browser.
Opera’s powerful features are there
Opera GX includes all the features present in the popular Opera
desktop browser currently used by 65 million users. This means that,
apart from the Twitch integration, users can also activate the Telegram,
WhatsApp, Facebook or Vkontakte messengers in the sidebar to stay in
touch with friends without the need to open separate tabs.
Opera GX also retains the popular Video Pop Out function which makes
it easy to “pop out” a video from the website it is being streamed on
and watch it on top of other websites.
“At Opera, we want to set a new standard in browsing,” said Krystian Kolondra. “Today, no other browser is even close to having the kind of feature set you will find in Opera, and we hope people will enjoy the new additions coming with Opera GX”.
Early access starts today