Last Tuesday, Google announced a new optimization technology, called Crankshaft, added to the latest version of Chrome, and that according to the company itself, significantly improves the performance of the browser.
Google engineers noted that Crankshaft achieved the highest Chrome scores, with a 50% improvement. “It’s the biggest performance increase since we launched Chrome in 2008,” explained Kevin Millikin and Florian Schneider on a browser blog.
However, the American edition of Computerworld carried out several tests with different versions of Chrome, on a PC with Windows Vista.
Both Millikin and Schneider explained those small improvements made with SunSpider on their blog: “The idea (with Crankshaft) is to strongly optimize frequently executed code and not spend time optimizing code that is not. For this reason, benchmarks that finish in just a few milliseconds, such as SunSpider, show small improvements. The more work an application does, the better the profits, ”they pointed out.
Finally, in the V8 tests, Chrome was twice as fast as the current Firefox 4 beta and Opera 11. However, when compared to the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 beta, Chrome was even five times faster. Quick.