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Chrome 10 enters beta with much faster engine, GPU support

02/18, 12:35pm

Google Chrome 10 beta gets Crankshaft engine, GPU

Google late Thursday posted its first public beta of Chrome 10. The browser is the first to use the new Crankshaft engine for JavaScript and is as much as 66 percent faster in crunching JavaScript as today's Chrome 9. Hardware graphics acceleration is also new and, with a fast enough system, could see as much as 80 percent of the main processor's work offloaded to a GPU, extending the battery life on notebooks.

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Crankshaft for Chrome gives dramatic leap to JavaScript

12/07, 3:50pm

Google outs Crankshaft for V8 to boost JavaScript

Google on Tuesday announced a new compilation infrastructure for V8, the JavaSript engine in Google Chrome. Called Crankshaft, it is said to more than double the speed of JavaScript apps in most cases, such as when loading web pages and applications created with complex JavaScript. Benchmark tests reveal that Richards, DeltaBlue and Crypto get the most benefits.

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