Google Chrome is now considerably faster – here’s why
Since its launch in 2008, speed has been one of the four core tenets alongside security, stability, and simplicity that Google has focused on to make Chrome one of the best browsers available.
Now, however, improvements to the V8 engine have allowed Google to deliver up to 23% faster performance in its browser, according to a new post in the Chromium blog. Thanks to the recent launch of a new Sparkplug compiler and short calls integrated into M91 Chrome, Google’s browser saves users over 17 years of CPU time every day.
V8 engine upgrades
However, for some processors, calling functions further away from the generated code can cause internal processor optimizations to fail. In order to solve this problem, Chrome now copies the built-in functions to the same region of memory as the generated code, which makes a huge difference on Apple’s new M1 chips.
Since browsers are now doing more work than ever before, the under-the-hood changes Google has made to Chrome will certainly help users save time and maybe even increase their productivity.