Google says Chrome is now 23% faster in version 91
Google has steadily improved the performance of the Chrome web browser, and you’re about to see the biggest jump yet.
Deployment in version 91 of Chrome is a few changes that make the browser up to 23% faster.
“The built-in short calls optimize the location of generated code in memory to avoid indirect jumps when calling functions,” said Thomas Nattestad, Chrome product manager at Google Chrome, in a blog post announcing the changes.
In recent versions, Google has made Chrome faster, responding to common complaints that it is using too much RAM and system resources. In March 2021, Google claimed that version 89 of Chrome could take up to 22% less memory on Windows 10. Before that, version 85 of Chrome introduced 10% faster page load times.
Chrome version 91, originally released on May 25 on the stable desktop channel, comes with a number of security fixes, along with these performance improvements. Other features enhance the experience on Android. MacOS, Windows and Linux.
Google Chrome version 91 should already be deployed automatically on your PC. If you don’t see it already, you can force the update in just a few steps. Just click on the three downward-facing dots next to your profile picture, then tap About Chrome. From there, Chrome will download the update within a few minutes depending on your internet speed. You will then need to restart the browser to apply it.
On a related note, Microsoft also rolled out version 91 of its Edge browser this week. This browser is based on the same open source Chromium engine as Google Chrome. It comes with the performance-enhancing Sleeping Tabs feature as well as other ways to save money when shopping.