Since its launch back in 2008, speed has been one of the four core principles (opens in new tab) alongside security, stability and simplicity that Google has focused on to make Chrome (opens in new tab) one of the best browsers (opens in new tab) available.
Now though, improvements to the V8 engine (opens in new tab) have allowed Google to deliver up to 23 percent faster performance in its browser according to a new post (opens in new tab) in the Chromium Blog. Thanks to the recent launch of a new Sparkplug compiler and short builtin calls in M91 Chrome, Google's browser saves over 17 years of users' CPU time each day.
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V8 engine improvements
For some CPUs though, calling functions that are further away from generated code can cause CPU-internal optimizations to fail. In order to fix this, Chrome now copies the builtin functions into the same memory region as the generated code which makes a huge difference on Apple's new M1 chips (opens in new tab).
As more of work is now done in browsers than ever before, the under the hood changes Google has made to Chrome will certainly help save users time and perhaps even help boost their productivity (opens in new tab).
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