Google releases Chrome browser versions exclusively for ARM Macs
Apple’s version of Google Chrome for Mac ARM for the processor performance that surpasses any other platform.
Just a few days after the first Macs running Apple’s M1 chip went on sale, Google has officially released a new version of Chrome browser exclusively for Apple’s ARM Macs. The new version will allow ARM Macs to run directly without having to go through the Rosetta 2 emulator tool.
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Although at the moment, MacBook users running the new M1 chip can still use Chrome browser for Intel x86_64 in a completely normal way through Rosetta 2, but due to the version for for Intel and must be run through an emulator, there’s no guarantee that the user will have the most complete experience. With the new version perfected exclusively for Macs running the M1 chip, users will now be able to use the most optimized way for new Mac devices.
When accessing the Chrome browser download page, Google gives users two options: Chrome for Intel x86_64 and Chrome for Apple chips, in which the Apple chip version will integrate. both versions are for Intel chips. That is why the size of this version is also significantly heavier than the version for its own Intel chip (165MB vs. 96MB).
Testing the processing performance of the Chrome browser on different platforms, we can see the Apple version for Mac ARM for the best performance (picture below), better than when used through the Rosetta 2 emulator and even better when compared to Chrome for Windows.
Previously, Google has also launched Google Chrome 87 version for other platforms, bringing significant improvements in processing capabilities, “eating” less RAM and providing a much smoother experience. with older versions.