Google Chrome receives its biggest performance update in years

Date:18 November 2020 Author: Kyro Mitchell

Google Chrome has been an instant success ever since it first launched in September, 2008. The browser has however gained a reputation for using excessive amounts of resources like CPU and RAM when compared to other browsers.

It seems like Google has recognised these issues and is looking to rectify them by providing the browser with performance enhancements and speed boosts, starting with the Chrome 87 update. Some of the improvements include:

-Chrome now prioritises your active tabs vs. everything that’s open—reducing CPU usage by up to 5x and extending battery life by up to 1.25 hours (based on internal benchmarks).

-Chrome now starts up to 25 percent faster, loads pages up to 7 percent faster, and does all of this using less power and RAM than before.

-Chrome on Android now loads pages near instantaneously when you navigate backward and forward, making these common tasks super fast.

This latest update represents the largest gain in Chrome performance in years, According to Google, and will gradually roll out these improvements over versions 87 and 88 of Chrome.

 

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