Google announced today that updates to its Chrome browser have improved performance on Apple’s Mac computers, with Google Chrome scoring more than 300 points on a Speedometer that evaluates browser response.


In a post on the Chromium blog, Google explains the technology improvements that have been made over the past months to make Chrome “the fastest browser possible.” Google says that in Chrome’s M99 version, which is the latest version, it was able to “dramatically” increase browser speeds across all major platforms.

Building on several performance changes over the past year, we enabled ThinLTO in M99, a build optimization technology that prioritizes code focused on browser speed. Results? An overall additional speed bump that makes Chrome 7 percent faster than Safari.

Since launching Chrome for M1 Mac computers in late 2020, improvements have made the browser 43 percent faster in 15 months. According to Google, Chrome is now 15 percent faster than Safari when it comes to graphics performance, and the company says it will continue to invest in innovative features that “enhance Chrome performance.”

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