A new Chrome update saves 17 years of processing every day

Puiu

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No, you argued against the truth that I mentioned. The truth is that for web browsing, the speed difference between them is indistinguishable by me. I'm not telling myself ANYTHING. I'm not SETTLING for an inferior experience. Those were your claims, specifically quoted in my response and now you're trying to backtrack and change your story. Forget it, I don't talk to people who discuss in bad faith, and that's what you're doing.
"It is MORE than powerful enough for web-browsing without issue. Web browsing has changed very little in the last ten years so why would the hardware requirements change?" - your words not mine. I understand that you don't "feel" the difference, you just don't understand "why" and are taking these improvements as if they are useless to you.

I\ll put it in simple words: the internet changed a lot more than you think in the last 10 years. any experienced web dev will tell you that much.
 
I'm on a Windoze computer I built back in 2007, on a Gigabyte mobo, intel i7- 860 CPU running at 3.32GHz, Windows 10 with 6GB of RAM, and I cannot visually see a meaningful difference in page load speed between the latest version (89.0) of Firefox and Chrome v91. The speed diff may show up in benchmarks, but, the difference is negligible to the user in real time... unless your personal frequency is something inhuman.
 

Avro Arrow

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My computer is fast enough so no it doesn't feel any different in use.

Im on a fiber internet connection and storage is a pcie 4.0 drive

This benchmark is sensitive to cpu and single thread performance. I saw a huge increase in score going from Zen 2 to Zen 3.
Yeah, benchmarks are good at that. They convert a difference of 2-3 milliseconds into a 50% speed increase on a graph. The problem is, it's still only 2-3 milliseconds which you cannot perceive anyway. Sure, the performance increase is there, but even what looks big on a graph can be so small in absolute value that it's beyond human perception.

That's why web browser benchmark programs exist to begin with. If we could tell the difference on our own, we wouldn't need them. :laughing:
 

zulu53

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I seriously doubt that your 10yo laptop doesn't greatly benefit from a faster browser. If by "web browsing" you mean just reading the news and writing an email, then yeah, you don't need progress in terms of performance. Techspot doesn't need better JS performance to be readable.

FYI even a few milliseconds are visible and very perceivable when we are looking at how smooth an animation is and how well something loads.
More like - a few milliseconds MAY be visible - depending on the app, the server speed and the refresh rate on your monitor etc. etc. etc. and so on. Saying that the JS engine speed is the controlling factor is the S-T-R-T-C-H. So, should you pick Chrome browser vs. other browsers based on this JS V8 engine speed. A resounding No. Chrome large faults with data privacy are not overcome by the distraction of the V8 engine. Mustangs had great V8's but I would still prefer a Ferrari V6. Better handling trumps shear Horsepower.
 

Puiu

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More like - a few milliseconds MAY be visible - depending on the app, the server speed and the refresh rate on your monitor etc. etc. etc. and so on. Saying that the JS engine speed is the controlling factor is the S-T-R-T-C-H. So, should you pick Chrome browser vs. other browsers based on this JS V8 engine speed. A resounding No. Chrome large faults with data privacy are not overcome by the distraction of the V8 engine. Mustangs had great V8's but I would still prefer a Ferrari V6. Better handling trumps shear Horsepower.
I developed a lot of websites that are heavy on JS. Trust me when I say that my clients see every hich and low FPS on transitions, animations and anything else the JS is doing (and you notice it too).

Better browser performance (any browser not just Chrome) equals to better "handling" (as you put it). The horsepower is given by your PC.

This is not a topic about privacy, stay on topic please. We all hate google, facebook and all of these greedy corporations.
 
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