In recent years there has been an increase in the number of 64-bit software titles that are available, but there have been a few notable exceptions. One late-comer to the 64-bit party is Chrome, but the wait is now over. Having launched 64-bit versions of its browser in the developer and experimental Canary channels, and official, stable release is now coming to Windows.
As with other 64-bit titles, the advantages of this particular version of Chrome are increased stability, better performance, and enhanced security. Google’s own tests show that the 32-bit version of Chrome renders web content at around half the speed of the 64-bit version — which should translate into a very noticeable improvement in use. There are improvements when decoding YouTube videos.
The new release is not entirely without problems. There is no 32-bit NPAPI plugin support, and some users have complained about fuzzy fonts — a Chrome issue found on high DPI devices that had been fixed recently. The 32-bit version of Chrome remains available, and there are no plans to stop supporting it any time soon.
If you’re interested in checking it out, you’ll need to manually download the installer as there is no upgrade path from the 32-bit version. Hit the link below to grab it!