Chrome 99 is faster than Safari… on Macs

Mar 7, 2022 - 18:32
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Chrome 99 is faster than Safari… on Macs

Chrome 99 arrived in the stable channel a week ago, bringing with it a slew of enhancements for both consumers and developers. Since it demolished Internet Explorer, Google's web browser has become the most frequently used on the Internet, and its characteristics, notably its performance improvements, are universally praised.

In comparison to Apple's Safari browser, Google has set data at the level reached by the most recent version. And he's done it in the most vulnerable place for the Cupertino company: his own home, using Mac computers, and with his own measurement tools.

In the Speedometer evaluation software, the most recent stable version of Chrome for Mac received a score of 300. It is the greatest score ever achieved by any browser, while Safari itself receives a score of 277.

The program was created by the same team that created Apple's Webkit, which serves as the backbone for Safari and other browsers, and it tests for responsiveness, which is a good predictor of user experience. "We're thrilled to announce that Chrome on Mac has scored the best score of any browser to date, 300, on Apple's Speedometer Browser Response Rate," Google wrote in a Chromium blog post.

The major browsers have fallen behind in the race for speed, especially since Microsoft incorporated Chromium to develop Edge, and technologies have advanced to the point where it is difficult to improve browsers that already provide good results. This is not to imply that the battle has ended, despite the fact that Google, Microsoft, Apple, and the Mozilla Foundation have announced a collaboration at Interop 2022 to promote web standards compatibility.

Google has emphasized ThinLTO optimization, the V8 Sparkplug compiler, general improvements to the JavaScript engine, and other graphical performance advancements in Chrome 99. In fact, Google highlighted that their browser's graphics performance surpassed Safari's by 15%. It should be emphasized that the results were obtained using Apple-designed M1 chips.

Google claims to have gained 43 percent in the 17 months from the launch of these proprietary ARMs with which Apple is abandoning Intel technology.

Although Google admits that "benchmarks are just one of many methods to measure a browser's speed, and what matters is that Chrome is faster and more efficient in everyday use," there is no doubt that this Chrome 99 deserves credit for outperforming Apple at home.