Google Chrome version 18 improves graphics performance
Google Chrome version 18, released Wednesday, now uses GPU-accelerated Canvas 2D. Users should see smoother web browsing interations with media-based content and web-based games. Google’s Chrome blog said “we’ve sped up graphics and drawing performance for users on capable hardware, and enabled fancier 3D content for other users on older computers.”
Chrome 18 also arrives in with nine security fixes, too. To see if you have the latest version of Chrome, simply click on the “wrench” icon at the top right of the browser and selected “About Google Chrome”. If your browser is still version 17.0.x.x, the browser will head out and start downloading the latest version — later prompting you to restart the browser.