All New Chrome is Significantly Faster
By Bob Rankin
What’s New in Chrome 27 Beta?
The latest version of Chrome (version 27 beta) has been released. Google is promising that their popular browser will display web pages 5 percent faster, a significant leap. Read on to find out what else is new in this release, and whether or not 5 percent makes any difference in real-world web surfing…
If you like to live on the cutting edge of Internet tech, you can download the latest Windows version of Google’s Chrome web browser now. The Chrome 27 Beta claims some significant speed improvements, a few user interface tweaks, and some under-the-hood goodies for web developers.
Although web content is not actually downloaded any faster, the order in which page elements (text, images, videos, etc.) are processed results in a page that appears fully functional much faster. Google has tweaked the “resource scheduler” module of Chrome to be more aggressive about using an idle connection and “demoting the priorities of preloaded resources so that they don’t interfere with critical assets.” Or something.
Setting aside the geekery, mere mortal users need only know that Chrome 27 Beta is significantly faster. To be perfectly honest, when I heard the 5 percent figure, I snickered. But it’s my job to take these things for a test drive. I wasn’t using a stopwatch, but in my testing, the speed improvement seemed like much more than 5 percent. After installing Chrome 27, and loading up a few pages, the first word out of my mouth was “BLAM!” 🙂
Excerpt shared with permission from Bob Rankin.
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