With the introduction of Chrome 99 last week, Google is continuing to work on making the browser faster. On both Chrome for Mac and Android, the business boasts a number of speed improvements, including with the Speedometer test.
Update 6/6: Google says version 104.0.5102.0 (arm64), presently in Canary, is 20% quicker at 360 after declaring a Speedometer score of 300 in March with Chrome 99 for Mac. On an M1 Max MacBook Pro running macOS 12.3.1, this was tested.
The results of Chrome’s Speedometer on a 13-inch MacBook are shown in an annotated graph starting in 2015. Technologies/improvements include:
Although there have been some regressions, overall, the Speedometer score has increased by 83%:
You’ll see that some projects actually result in a lower Speedometer score because handling trade-offs is a key component of creating a browser. For instance, when it came to pointer compression, we were prepared to sacrifice a little efficiency for the significant memory savings it offered. Similar to how we sacrificed performance after the Google says 3 to ensure the security of our users.
Original 3/7: On Mac, Google boasts that Chrome 99 has received the highest rating of 300 in Apple’s Speedometer of any browser to date. The WebKit team created that benchmark to measure the Google says 4, with Safari often scoring around 277-9.
We are aware that benchmarks are only one method of evaluating a browser’s speed. We continue to invest in cutting-edge technologies that boost Chrome’s performance because we want to make sure you see it as becoming quicker and more dependable in the real world.
A build optimization method ( Google says 5) that gives priority to code aimed at enhancing browser speed is available in Chrome version 99. When ThinLTO is used in conjunction with pass-through decoder and OOP rasterization graphics optimizations, Google claims that Chrome is now 7% quicker than Safari and that graphics performance is 15% faster than Apple’s browser.
Google says 6 using a MacBook Pro (14, 2021), Apple M1 Max, 10 cores (8 performance, 2 efficiency), 32 GPU cores, 64gb device, comparing Chrome 99.0.4812.0 enable-features=CanvasOopRasterization use-cmd-decoder=passthrough vs. Safari 15.2 176220.127.116.11.6 as the data source for Mac statistics.
Since the release of Chrome for Apple Silicon/M1 in late 2020, the business claims that Chrome has become 43% faster overall.
Other navigational improvements, such as giving priority to crucial navigational moments on the browser user interface thread, have made Chrome for Android 15% faster.