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Google Chrome is now faster than Safari on Apple macOS

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Google announced yesterday that Google Chrome web browser is now faster than Apple’s own Safari on Apple macOS. The latest Chrome M99 release has scored  300 in Apple’s Speedometer browser responsiveness benchmark. This is the highest score recorded by any browser to date. Over the past few years, Google released several optimizations to Chrome on mac to achieve this score. You can find the details below.

  • Google enabled ThinLTO in M99, a build optimization technique that inlines speed-critical parts of the code base, even when they span multiple files or libraries.
  • Graphics optimizations (namely, pass-through decoder and out-of-process rasterization) to improve graphics performance to be 15% faster than Safari.
  • V8 Sparkplug is a new mid-tier JavaScript compiler for V8 that generates efficient code with low compilation overhead.
  • Short builtin calls are used by the V8 JavaScript engine to optimize the placement of generated code inside the device’s memory.

Google highlighted that Chrome is now 43% faster than it was just 17 months ago.

Google also mentioned that Chrome on Android is also getting faster, thanks to recent optimizations. You can read about that in detail from the source link below.

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