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July 31, 2014

Google Chrome 64 Bit Windows Builds Hit Beta

chrome background runningIf you’re a Chrome user running a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows then you may want a native 64-bit build of the browser to go along with it.

The first steps towards this were made public two months ago, with Google debuting native 64-bit Windows builds of Chrome on the Canary and Developer channels.

Today, the company has gone a little bit further. It nudges its flagship browser ever-closer towards mainstream release by bringing Beta channel users into the mix.

25% Better Performance

Has it been a long wait to get this far? You bet. But has it been worth it? Based on performance reports from the builds, most certainly.

As reported during June’s dev debut, 64-bit Chrome for Windows features performance improvements of “up to 25% in graphics and multimedia content handling” and a ‘marked increase in stability’ over its 32-bit sibling.

You can download the 64-bit version of Google Chrome here. The Chrome Team cautions that installing the release will replace any existing 32 bit version on your system. Your settings, apps, bookmarks and user accounts will be carried over as part of the upgrade.

[Source: OMG! Chrome!]