Chrome 107 Released With HEVC Hardware Decoding, Other Additions

Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 25 October 2022 at 02:37 PM EDT. 33 Comments
Google today promoted the Chrome 107 web browser to their stable channel across all supported platforms.

Chrome 107 isn't the most exciting feature release but does contain a handful of notable mentions. Some of the Chrome 107 highlights include:

- Aligning of all timers (some rare exceptions) with a non-zero delay to an 8ms aligned wake-up / 125Hz. By throttling DOM timers to 125Hz, Google hopes that it will motivate web developers to switch to alternative APIs that provide a better user experience and less resource intensive. This change on macOS has reportedly reduced Chrome's energy impact by around 10%.

- Enabling support for HEVC hardware decoding with supported GPUs/drivers.

- Adding an "ignoreCase" option to URLPattern for easier case insensitive URL pattern matching.

- Continuing to reduce the user-agent client hints exposed.

- Adding support for the "rel" attribute with HTML form elements.

All of the major Chrome 107 changes are outlined via Over on the Chrome Release Blog are more v107 details, including a number of security fixes incorporated into this release.
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