Google Chrome boosts 3D performance

Google Chrome Quietly Got The Big 3D Graphics Boost

Have you upgraded to the latest version of Google Chrome yet? Did you notice a big boost for 3D web graphics when using the Chrome browser?

You might have known, but with the recent update, the Chrome browser quietly received the big boost for 3D because it now supports WebGL 2.0.

Combined with the new WebAssembly, this new version of WebGL will help to increase the performance of texture and visual effects. Therefore, the performance for games will be better in the next time, especially the web-based application.

According to the information that we have received, WebAssembly is created to replace Javascript, and so all the new web-based applications will be faster and have the better performance.

This technology isn’t new for Mozilla Firefox or Opera as they already have supported WebGL 2.0 for a while. But Google Chrome takes more than 50% of web browser market share, so they need to make changes carefully to make sure there’s no issue at all.

At this moment, the WebGL 2.0 is only available for the desktop version of Google Chrome browser. If you are expecting this technology on your mobile, then it will be coming soon.

Google Chrome saves battery life in version 57

Upgrade To Google Chrome Version #57 To Save Battery Life On Laptop

You might have heard about the Chrome browser version #57 a few days ago in our previous article. We have mentioned that this new version of Google Chrome come with several new features, which make it more handy to users.

By supporting WebAssembly, Google Chrome is now standing alongside Mozilla Firefox to assist developers easier to write a web-based application. However, along with that feature, today we found that the version #57 uses fewer computer resources than any previous versions.

Many users love Google Chrome but still afraid that it will hog computer resources when opening too many tabs. According to the reports from users, when you open more than ten tabs in Google Chrome, it will start to eat up more than 30% of computer resources, especially the physical RAM.

However, things changed now! According to the post from the Chromium blog, Google has made some modifications in this version of the most popular web browser. That said, all unused tabs will be frozen to save resources.

Therefore, your computer, especially the laptop or notebook will save a lot of battery life due to inactive Chrome tabs. According to the estimated from Google, by stopping those tabs from running, it helps to save 25% of resources. That is a considerable impact, right?

However, if you are playing an audio or video, that tab will be still usable and be running, without affecting from this kind of function. This rule also applies for other tabs with real-time connections, like WebRTC.

Have not downloaded the Google Chrome version #57 yet? You should do it immediately to save computer resources as well as the battery.

Google Chrome version #57 with WebAssembly

Google Releases Chrome Version #57 That Supports WebAssembly

Follow the way that Firefox started last month; Google has recently released the new version of Google Chrome browser, the version #57. This new update will support WebAssembly, a portable format that assists to speed up web-based applications in order to replace Javascript somehow.

According to the information that we have learned, the WebAssembly format will help to create web apps quicker, run faster and use little of codes. It also means developers will take less time to write apps than before, more efficient, of course.

If you have tried beta versions of Google Chrome before, then you might already know about this new feature in the past few months. After Mozilla released the Firefox #52, Google also unleashes Chrome #57 to consumers that has the same function.

If you want to try out this new feature in Google Chrome, or just want to know the ability of WebAssembly and what it can be used for, upgrade to the latest version of Google Chrome and try this demo. You may feel excited about what this new format can do within the browser.

However, make sure you already upgraded your browser to the #57 version in order to use WebAssembly format. Otherwise, your Chrome browser will inevitably crash or may show some kind of errors.

Don’t know how to update your Chrome browser? Click on the menu and access Help -> About Google Chrome, and it will automatically check for updates. Let it run for a while and then you only need to relaunch your Chrome browser.

That’s it!

Alongside the WebAssembly format, Google Chrome version #57 also supports CSS Grid Layout. It helps designers or developers to create two-dimensional web layouts using the grids. Furthermore, if you are using Google Chrome for Android, we would recommend taking this update because there are some bugs need to be fixed, as well as enhance the stability of the browser.