Update your Chrome browser now or miss a serious speed boost from Google

Discussing the latest browser improvements, Thomas Nattestad, Chrome Product Manager, said: “An important component of delivering a fast browser is fast JavaScript execution. In Chrome, that job is done by the V8 engine which executes over 78 years worth of JavaScript code on a daily basis.

“In M91 Chrome is now up to 23% faster with the launch of a new Sparkplug compiler and short builtin calls, saving over 17 years of our users’ CPU time each day! Sparkplug is a new JavaScript compiler that fills the gap between needing to start executing quickly and optimising the code for maximum performance. Short builtin calls optimise where in memory we put generated code to avoid indirect jumps when calling functions.”

Chrome is designed to automatically update, with new patches added to your browser in the background. However, if you haven’t closed down your browser in some time you might see a pending patch that needs to be installed. If you have a pending update you will see this on the right-hand side of the Chrome omnibox (aka URL bar).

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