InfoWorld: Google software engineers James Robinson and Gregg Tavares say that early versions of the Chrome 7 are up to 60 times faster than the previous version of the browser. The speed boost comes from hardware acceleration--the same technology that's improving performance in the IE9 beta. The technology works by offloading graphics processing tasks from the CPU to the GPU.
When will users be able to see these speed increases for themselves? "With Google Chrome's fast release cycles, we expect to be able to get these enhancements to users quickly and add new performance improvements over time," say Robinson and Tavares.