Chrome is Getting Faster on Windows with the Help of PGO

PGO, short for Profile Guided Optimization, is a compiler optimization technique in computer programming that uses profiling to improve program runtime performance. Google started to implement some of the features from Microsoft’s PGO library in its recent Chrome releases. As a result, Chrome is up to 15% faster on Windows than previous versions.

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According to Google,

New tab page load time
14.8% faster
Page load (time to first paint)
5.9% faster
Startup time
16.8% faster
64-bit Chrome on Windows is using PGO as of version 53, and 32-bit Chrome is using it as of version 54. If you haven’t update your Chrome to the latest version, it’s time to do so to see the difference with PGO.

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