“Today’s new beta release incorporates one of Chrome’s most significant speed and performance increases to date, with 30% and 35% improvement on the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks over the previous beta channel release. In fact, looking back in time, Chrome’s performance has improved by as much as 213% and 305% on these two benchmarks since our very first beta,” Mads Ager, software engineer at Google, wrote.
Still, synthetic benchmarks only appeal to the true geeks among us. While it’s nice to have numbers one can compare, for the average user, they’re going to mean very little. So, Google thought of a way to showcase just how fast Google Chrome was by relating to things that most people knew were fast. And we’re not talking about Ferraris here, we’re talking Tesla coils and potato guns. Check out the video for yourself.