64-bit Chrome browser for Windows 7 and 8 is now officially stable

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Google has launched the 64-bit variant of the Chrome web browser for Windows 7 and 8 into its stable channel, after first launching an version in its development channels prior this late spring.
This implies that Windows clients who have picked to get the 64-bit versions of the OS can now run a version of Chrome that is completely enhanced for their framework. The 64-bit version is displayed as a optional download on the main Chrome website.

In a blog entry, Google had this to say in regards to the release of Chrome for Windows 64-bit:

“64-bit Chrome offers many benefits for speed, stability and security. Our measurements have shown that the native 64-bit version of Chrome has improved speed on many of our graphics and media benchmarks. For example, the VP9 codec that’s used in High Definition YouTube videos shows a 15% improvement in decoding performance. Stability measurements from people opted into our Canary, Dev and Beta 64-bit channels confirm that 64-bit rendering engines are almost twice as stable as 32-bit engines when handling typical web content. Finally, on 64-bit, our defense in depth security mitigations such as Partition Alloc are able to far more effectively defend against vulnerabilities that rely on controlling the memory layout of objects.”

Moreover, the normal version of Chrome 37 is presently accessible in the stable channel starting today. This new launch includes Directwrite support for the Windows version “for enhanced font style rendering”, alongside some “new applications/extension APIs” and “lots of under the hood changes for strength and execution.”

In case that you claim a Windows 7 or 8 64-bit PC, will you be looking at the new version of Chrome today?

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