Google Chrome 57 is the latest version of the browser that is currently available for desktop users of Mac, Windows and Linux.
Other than coming in with the usual bug fixes, the updated Google Chrome 57 also carries an essential feature that makes it a must-have for desktop users. According to the search engine giant, this browsing application has a new processor throttling feature that results in 25% fewer busy background tabs and in the process, it helps with reducing the overall power consumption of the devices in question.
Google says that when throttling is implemented, there will be a reduced number of busy tabs in the background, hence freeing up some resources for use on the current active tabs. Usually, background tabs take up about one third of the browser’s power usage on PCs. Eventually, the tech giant hopes that it will be able to suspend all timers in Google Chrome background tabs by relying on new APIs, but when this will actually come around is still anyone’s guess.
The updated Google Chrome 57 is already available for free download on all desktops.