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Google Chrome Now Loads Pages Up To 20 Percent Faster On Average Than It Did Last Year

Apr 13, 2017 09:34 AM EDT

New updates state that Google Chrome now loads pages up to 20 percent faster on average when compared to last year. As fans already know, V8 was created alongside Chrome and now the V8 team has revealed some information about how they have improved the engine's performance over the past year.

Over the past year, the V8 JavaScript engine, which is a cornerstone of fast browsing in Chrome has seen some improvements, as the V8 team has developed a new method for measuring performance against snapshots of real web pages. It is reported that the V8 team utilized insights from real-world measurements to improve the speed of the average page load in Chrome by up to 20 percent over the course of a year.

According to chromium blog post, JavaScript engines such as V8 previously used benchmarks like Octane to improve the performance of JavaScript or the performance of CPU-intensive script in hot loops.

But early last year, the V8 team started to measure performance with higher fidelity by instrumenting snapshots of popular web pages such as Reddit, Facebook, Wikipedia, and Twitter, according to Android Police.

The analysis conducted by the V8 team was able to demonstrate that even though peak performance benefits some types of large web applications, browsing websites relies heavily on startup performance, or sometimes the speed it takes to start running script. They were also able to implement optimizations using the insights from real-world performance data.

The optimization was also able to enhance the mean page load between Chrome 49 and Chrome 56 by up to 20 percent, depending on CPU architecture. It is reported that the web page snapshots also allowed the V8 team to analyze the differences between several benchmarks and real web workloads.

It is believed that even though there is no benchmark that can be a representative proxy for all sites, the Speedometer benchmark seems to be an approximation of many sites because of the inclusion of real web frameworks like Angular, React, jQuery and Ember. It is reported that chrome has indeed enhanced as loading video is much improved, GPU-intensive features now run faster and most background tabs are throttled. Read More: LG G5, V20, & Nexus 5X Phones Have Been Added To LG Bootloop Defect Class-Action

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