Chrome 3 Performance: Windows XP vs. Windows 7

By | July 19, 2009

BetaNews has recently made an interesting discovery (Is Google optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP netbooks?). As you might guess from the title, they suspect that Google is optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP and not for Windows 7.

Using the most recent v3 release (, they have published quite strange results. Turns out, XP has gained more than half a point over while same build in Windows 7 RC received a performance loss.

Windows 7 vs XP Chrome
Higher is better

For some more details and reasons behind that, you might want to check the original article.

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  1. YoUrSbAdDaY says:

    Dont be an idiot ALL browsers work better in XP just look at the graphs.

  2. YoUrSbAdDaY says:

    In fact i think its a thing related to WebKit couse Safari 4 also works alot better in XP.

  3. Tiago Sá says:

    Opera works better on Win7, by a slight margin.

  4. Ali says:

    I don’t know why they are putting so much emphasize on browser performance. I don’t sense a lot of difference between them.
    Any way, I hate vista and I downgraded to xp. But I upgraded to Windows 7 and it’s great. Faster and more reliable. Good job microsoft

    • Sebastian says:

      I think they emphasize so much because chrome OS and chrome browser are going to be in some netbooks by default and netbooks really need a fast OS and inet browser… Just my opinion