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Google’s latest Chrome for Mac update is faster than Safari–for now

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<body><section class="wp-block-bigbite-multi-title"><div class="container"></div></section><p>Google on Monday <a href=";url=;xcust=1-1-619908-1-0-0&amp;sref=" rel="nofollow">announced[/url] that its latest version of its <a href=";url=;xcust=1-1-619908-1-0-0&amp;sref=" rel="nofollow">Chrome[/url] browser for Mac, version 99, has recorded the highest speed score of any browser in the&nbsp;<a href=";url=;xcust=1-1-619908-1-0-0&amp;sref=" rel="nofollow">Speedometer[/url]&nbsp;benchmark&mdash;an Apple-created speed test.</p>

<p>Google revealed that in their testing, Chrome 99&rsquo;s Speedometer score of 300 was possible in part by implementing&nbsp;<a href=";url=;xcust=1-1-619908-1-0-0&amp;sref=" rel="nofollow">ThinLTO[/url], a build optimization technique that prioritizes code focused on browser speed. This is on top of other optimizations Google has been doing, including a new V8 Sparkplug JavaScript compiler with short built-in calls that optimize the placement of generated code inside of the device&rsquo;s memory.</p>

<p>According to Google, Chrome 99 is 7 percent faster than Safari. We ran Speedometer on both Safari 15.4 (using WebKit version 17613. and on Chrome 99.0.4844.51 on a&nbsp;14-inch MacBook Pro&nbsp;with a 10-core M1 Pro and 32GB of RAM. We also decided to throw in the&nbsp;<a href=";url=;xcust=1-1-619908-1-0-0&amp;sref=" rel="nofollow">Safari Technology Preview[/url], a beta version of the browser that Apple uses to test new features. We used Release 141 of STP, which includes Safari 15.4 and WebKit 17614.1.3.8. Here&rsquo;s what we got.</p>

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<p>While we were able to replicate Chrome&rsquo;s 300 score, we didn&rsquo;t get the 7 percent boost reported by Google&mdash;our increase was over 4 percent. Interestingly, the Safari Technology Preview closed the gap tremendously with a score of 297. We should note that Google&rsquo;s results were achieved using Chrome version 99.0.4812.0 and Safari 15.4 (17612., and a 14-inch MacBook Pro with a 10-core M1 Max and 64GB of RAM.</p>

<div class="extendedBlock-wrapper block-coreImage undefined"><figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src=";strip=all&amp;w=1200" alt="Safari Technology Preview Speedometer" class="wp-image-619936" srcset=";strip=all 1500w,;quality=50&amp;strip=all 300w,;quality=50&amp;strip=all 768w,;quality=50&amp;strip=all 1200w,;quality=50&amp;strip=all 1240w,;quality=50&amp;strip=all 150w" width="1200" height="800" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" /><figcaption><p>While we saw an average score of 300 for Chrome 99, the Safari Technology Preview was not far behind, with a 297 average in Speedometer.</p></figcaption></figure><p class="imageCredit">IDG</p></div>

<p>We also ran Speedometer on Safari 15.4 and Chrome 99 on a 14-inch MacBook Pro with an 8-core M1 Pro and 16GB of RAM, and the two browsers essentially had the same performance: Chrome scored 269, while Safari scored 267. </p>

<p>So, based on what we&rsquo;ve seen, Chrome is the faster browser, but we wouldn&rsquo;t recommend dumping Safari just yet. Based on the latest beta, it&rsquo;s likely to catch up very soon.</p>

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