New FASTER Google Chrome Beta…08.05.09

5 08 2009

google-chrome-logo-711569PC World reports today:

“As noted on the official Google Chrome Blog, a new beta version of the company’s Chrome browser dropped today. Google promises more speed and features, so I kicked the tires a bit myself to see how it stacks up…

The standard release scores 3737 in Google’s own V8 Javascript benchmark suite, the new beta scores 4611, about a 23% increase. The standard release completes the SunSpider Javascript test in 632.2ms, the new beta in 509.8ms. That’s roughly 20% faster. So, while I didn’t see the 30% performance improvement Google promises on its blog, it certainly is quite a bit faster. Of course, your mileage may vary – there may be more of a speed boost for those without such high-end CPUs…”

Regardless, Chrome is shaping up to be a very impressive, and very usable, browser…”

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