Google Chrome native Mac version with M1 is 80% faster than the non-native

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Google has released a version of the browser Chrome optimized for new Macs with Apple’s M1 chip. Users of the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13 ″ and Mac Mini who use Chrome can download the optimized version of Chrome proposed automatically at the time of download and obtain speed advantages over the version for Macs with x86 chip.

Ars Technica has performed a series of tests and benchmarks with Speedometer 2.0, JetStream2 and Motion Mark 1.1, and in all cases the version of Chrome optimized for the Apple processor turned out to be much faster.

In the Speedometer 2.0 test, the M1 version of Chrome obtained a score of 210, against 116 for the Intel version; in the Jetstream 2 test, Chrome for M1 obtained a score of 156.9 against 93.1 for the version for Intel. In the Motion Mark 1.1 test, the M1 version of Chrome achieved a score of 726.4, compared to 435.7 for the Intel version.

In all tests, the version of Chrome optimized for Apple’s M1 SoCs showed better in terms of speed between 66% and 81% compared to that performed using Rosetta 2 technology.

Google Chrome, the native Mac version with M1 SoC up to 80% faster than the non-native version

In any case, Safari proved to be faster and faster, even than the optimized version of Chrome. Browsing with Safari is up to 1.5x faster running JavaScript and nearly 2x more responsive using JetStream 2, MotionMark 1.1 and Speedometer 2.0 performance benchmarks.

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