In March, Google boasted that it is the most responsive browser on Mac, as measured by Apple’s testing tool, Speedometer. The test is used to evaluate a browser’s responsiveness.
Max Christoff, Senior Director of Chrome Engineering, posted on Google Blog, “The result of years of work has been an 83% improvement in Speedometer score, a dramatic improvement we are happy to deliver to our users. With Apple’s introduction of the M1 CPU, combined with Sparkplug and LTO+PGO, Chrome now scores over 300 – the highest score any browser has ever achieved \o/.”
Today, the firm claims that Chrome for Mac is now 20 percent faster than it was in March, touting “significant improvements.”
The Official Google Twitter account posted the news.
Speed has shaped our work since #Chrome’s launch in 2008. Three months ago, we recorded the highest score on Apple’s Speedometer — and now, Chrome is 20% faster on Mac, scoring over 360. pic.twitter.com/FO3t06c9p3
— Chrome (@googlechrome) June 5, 2022
Chrome 99, on the other hand, has reportedly scored 360 in this test, which is a 20% boost over the 300 it achieved three months ago with Chrome 99.
However, the performance enhancements’ information is sketchy due to the lack of a dedicated blog post. We may infer that Safari scored 277 last time and that Chrome 102, released a few weeks ago, has scored 360 points this time.
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We can rest that the improved performance in Chrome 99 was due to the ThinLTO build optimization method, the V8 Sparkplug compiler, and short built-in calls. It’s still unclear what modifications caused the new gains.
If you’re a Chrome user on Mac, do let us know how you’ve found the browser’s performance after the latest update.