Chrome 53 Should Be Blazing Fast
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 11 June 2016 at 07:41 AM EDT. 54 Comments
Chrome 52 Beta may have just been released, but I'm already looking forward to Chrome 53 for very significant performance improvements!

Google engineers have been using the Motion Mark web benchmark for making some improvements to the Chrome GPU pipeline. They've made around a 47% improvement in the speed of Chrome for these common benchmarks while for some particular tests they are multiple times faster.

Specifically Google has been working on GPU raster support on Mac, compositor scheduler changes, CSS parser optimizations, CSS filter optimizations, Skia optimizations, and more WebGL tuning. Some of the work will be found in Chrome 52 but it looks like a bulk of it is coming for Chrome 53.

Those interested in this latest round of Chrome performance optimizations can see this Google Doc analysis.
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