Google Debuts 64-bit Version of Chrome for Windows
Google will introduce the 64 bit version of chrome for windows. Now it is stating with the introduction of 64 bit Dev and Channels for windows 7 and windows 8. We can download it from both Dev and Canary pages. The 64 bit version is offered by default, if you are running 64bit flavour of windows 7 and windows 8. But 32bit version is still available in windows. The google plans to serve up the 64bit version of chrome as the default version for 64bit windows users. Google explains that the 64bit chrome has three main advantages.
Google uses the advantage of the latest processor and compiler optimization and more modern instruction set and calling convention that will allow more function parameters to be passed quickly by register. As a result of this,speed is improved ad 25 percent of performance is improved especially in graphics and multimedia.
The security advantages of 64bit chrome is utilize the windows8 features including High Entropy ASLR. It also supposedly helps better defend against JIT spraying, and improves the efficacy of existing security features like heap partitioning.
Google has observed a rapid increment in stability for 64 bit chrome over 32bit chrome. Particularly crash rates for renderer process(web content process) is reduced by half compared to 32 bit version.
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Google has not given any official dates for the launch of the new 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows on its Beta or Stable channels.
The dev channel for Chrome is updated once or twice weekly, and as its name implies, is meant for developers to test new features before they arrive in the beta. Google describes Canary as “the most bleeding-edge official version of Chrome and somewhat of a mix between Chrome dev and the Chromium snapshot builds.”
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