Google announces the success of its Chrome performance initiative “RenderingNG”
For most of the past decade, Google has continued to improve the performance of its Chrome / Chromium web browser as part of the “RenderingNG” initiative to provide faster web page performance, reduced memory consumption, and better battery life. This work in progress finally ends in 2021 with great success.
In a new blog post published Wednesday, Google talks about “150% or faster graphics rendering” compared to older versions of Chrome, as well as a “6-fold reduction in GPU driver crashes on hardware problem”. Or even with the new Chrome 93 to 94 transition, they claim up to 8% more responsive web pages, up to 1400 years of CPU time saved per day, and up to 0.5% improved battery life.
The long-term RenderingNG project ends after eight years of improvements. This incorporated many multi-threading GPU and CPU improvements, various scalability improvements, greater isolation, and numerous reliability improvements.
Those curious about Google’s RenderingNG recap with the end of the initiative, check out the Chromium blog for all their specifics.
As the formal “RenderingNG” effort draws to a close, they noted this summer that they “expect the pace [of improvements] will continue to accelerate in the years to come as we are able to build on the solid foundation of RenderingNG. “