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Google Chrome 27 Is Out: 5% Faster Page Loads 195

Posted by Soulskill
from the still-winning-the-version-race-against-firefox dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Google on Tuesday released Chrome version 27 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The new version features a big boost to page loads (now 5 percent faster on average) as well as significant updates for developers. The speed improvement is thanks to the introduction of 'smarter behind-the-scenes resource scheduling,' according to Google. Starting with this release, the scheduler more aggressively uses an idle connection and demotes the priority of preloaded resources so that they don’t interfere with critical assets."
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Google Chrome 27 Is Out: 5% Faster Page Loads

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  • Re:5% (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Andrio (2580551) on Tuesday May 21, 2013 @10:26PM (#43790345)
    Pages are magnitudes more complex now. The average page will be 1 to 3 MB in size with thousands of lines of js. If you disable js websites become incredibly fast.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 21, 2013 @10:36PM (#43790383)

    The hideously poor performance that I observed had nothing whatsoever to do with Chrome or the browser, the problem was that in order to paint a simple page, my browser was also sent to the following hosts: a.fsdn.com, b.scorecardresearch.com, ad.doubleclick.net (47 times), fls.doubleclick.net, ajax.googleapis.com, www.google-analytics.net, libs.coremetrics.com, edge.quantserv.com, js.bizographics.com, ad.yieldmanager.com, r.twimg.com, and several connections to facebook and twitter, which are really puzzling since I have no facebook or twitter account. After about 3 minutes, something in the world of TCP/IP finally closed a couple of the doubleclick connections and the browser painted the page!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 21, 2013 @10:38PM (#43790397)

    "When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content."

    This is going to be interesting in a few decades when Google is sold off and we get to see what kind of data they have been keeping.

  • Re:5% (Score:5, Interesting)

    by HCase (533294) on Tuesday May 21, 2013 @11:10PM (#43790573)

    Try loading a page that hasn't changed for years.
    I will offer as my suggestion, the Space Jam movie homepage:
    http://www2.warnerbros.com/spacejam/movie/jam.htm [warnerbros.com]

  • by Laxori666 (748529) on Tuesday May 21, 2013 @11:21PM (#43790649) Homepage
    5% actually makes a huge difference. "Latency matters. Amazon found every 100ms of latency cost them 1% in sales. Google found an extra .5 seconds in search page generation time dropped traffic by 20%." [link [highscalability.com]]. These statistics would not be true if the average Joe would not notice them. He notices, he just wouldn't phrase it as "this site was 100ms slower than usual so I didn't buy from it."
  • Re: 5% (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 22, 2013 @05:20AM (#43791899)

    More's the pity. "Here's your content (ie, text or picture),, and by the way here's an unrelated auto play video for you!"

  • Re:Holy Mackerel (Score:4, Interesting)

    by ILongForDarkness (1134931) on Wednesday May 22, 2013 @10:20AM (#43794349)

    True but claiming to save 5% of load time by making a browser while at the same time marketing products that slow down the page load in the first place seems kind of circular.

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