Chrome has become faster, more secure and stable with its new build release. Google has finally rolled out a version of Chrome for PCs that utilizes 64-bit chipset architecture. As of now, the build is in its beta stage, available through Canary and Dev channels. Also, it is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Why does it matter? It’s been over a decade since the leading chip makers Intel and AMD started selling 64-bit processors. And while, Internet Explorer, Firefox (for testing purposes), and Safari have had 64-bit versions out for their browsers, Chrome was late to join the party.
“The majority of our users on Windows 7 or higher now have systems capable of running 64-bit applications, and this version of Chrome can take full advantage of these newer capabilities,” said Chrome programmer Will Harris in a blog post.
The 64-bit Chrome will, as Harris noted in the blog post, possess high-speed memory slots called registers, which evidently help speed up the performance. Windows 8 employs a technology called address space randomization, which makes it hard to overwrite data in memory hence, harder for hackers to crack the code.
The third key feature is Chrome’s renderer. This feature interprets the Web page standards and coding into something a human could understand. Chrome says that it will reduce crashes by almost half as much as on its 32-bit version.
You can grab the Chrome 64-bit versions from the download links below.