This same week Google released the new version of Chrome 91, the most recent update of its web browser, which, although it did not represent a particularly large jump compared to the previous version, did offer some quite interesting update in the security and functionality sections. However, it seems that its appeal will not be limited only to that.
Additionally, Chrome 91 also uses a well-known trick in software optimization, where the code is packed closer in memory so that the CPU doesn’t jump when performing the most basic operations. Google says this improvement is even more relevant for devices powered by Apple’s powerful M1 chip, such as the Mac M1 and the new iPad Pro M1.
Although it is arguably the most popular and most widely used browser in the world, Chrome is also widely regarded as a hoarder of resources, both in CPU and memory. And is that this 23% speed increase is not a minor matter, and may even translate into other advantages such as better energy usage management, extending the battery life a bit on laptops and mobile devices.