Opera GX is a special version of the well-known Opera browser that is specifically designed for gaming aficionados. In the addition to the security and anti-ad features specific to the browser, you also have numerous options and quick links that you are likely to use as a gamer.
From the start, you are very likely to be impressed with the interface which is modern, futuristic, and very immersive. Nevertheless, things don’t just stop here, and you have the freedom to customize it further with dozens of themes and special effects. From Razer Chroma color palette to specially designed wallpapers, there is no limit to how you can personalize it.
Another noteworthy feature is the in-browser sound effects which make everything seem like you are part of an alien or in-game world. The sounds are composed by Rubén Rincón and the Berlinist band, who are behind the Gris game original soundtrack.
||Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10
||Opera GX Software For Windows V 71.0.3770.456
Opera GX Gaming Browser Features
- 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 and CPU usage your browser will take up.
- RAM Limiter: GX Control’s RAM limiter lets you choose how much memory Opera GX Browser 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.
- CPU Limiter: The CPU Limiter lets you put a cap on how much of your computer’s processing the web 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 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 Berlin list, who recently received a nomination in the BAFTA Games Awards for Gris game original soundtrack. 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 and also other applications.
- Ad Blocker: Enjoy a smoother ad-free web with a built-in adblocker. Easily switch it off to support ad-based creators.
- Free Browser VPN: Experience greater privacy and security with free, no-log, unlimited browser VPN.
- Extension: In addition to Opera having its own extensions store, This browser is also compatible with Google Chrome extensions.
- Video Over Game: Watch tutorials, walkthroughs, streams, or any other video content in a window floating over your game.
Pros and Cons Of Opera GX Gaming Browser
|CPU and RAM Limiters
||Does not Dramatically Improves Your Gaming Performance
|Cool and Customizable Aesthetics
||Won’t Speed Up Web Games
|Razer Chroma Integration
||CPU and RAM Limiters May Slow Down Your Browser When Left Enabled for a Long Time
|Comes with Non-Gaming Apps
This is a new gaming browser and its unique GX Control feature, Opera GX doesn’t exactly affect or improve a game’s performance. Rather, its main selling point is that users can limit the machine resources that interfere with gameplay. That said, its gorgeous design and other gaming features make it a sight to see, even for non-gamers.