Is Chrome really faster than Mac Safari?
At least Google says so. In a blog post, Max Christoph, senior director of Chrome Engineering, says that Chrome on Mac has so far achieved the highest score of any browser – 300 – on Apple’s Speedometer Browser Responsiveness benchmark.
How did Google manage to ‘bit’ safari the Mac?
Christoph explained that Google has changed a lot of performance in Chrome over the past year. Google Chrome, for example, has ThinLTO enabled, a build optimization strategy that inlines speed-critical parts of the code base, even when they span multiple files or libraries. Google says what it did was give it an extra speed bump that makes Chrome 7% faster than current Safari builds.
According to Google, the performance is also good in terms of graphics. Combined with recent graphics optimizations (e.g., pass-through decoder and out-of-process rasterization), Chrome’s graphics performance will be 15% faster than Safari’s. Google made a number of changes to Chrome on Apple’s M1-based Macs in late 2020 Google says Chrome is now 43% faster than just 17 months ago
Using the V8 SparkPlug compiler and small built-in call
Is the benchmark test a ‘real’ deal?
Not really, but as Google says, benchmarks are one of the many ways to measure browser speed. Benchmark scores can vary and this is not like everything else but gives a good indication of performance. Google claims that Chrome is actually faster and more efficient in everyday use.