Google Chrome will no longer support some older processors

Google Chrome will no longer support some older processors
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  • calendar-gray 08 February 2021

The Chromium development team announced via a policy document that support will be dropped for older x86 CPUs that do not meet a minimum of SSE3 (Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3) support, starting in Chrome 89, APA-Economics reports citing Tech Radar. 

The expected impact on Chrome usage is expected to be extremely small, given that the affected devices will mostly be running pre-Intel Core 2 Duo processors. As most post-2005 processors support SSE3 already, hardware will need to be upwards of 15  years old to be affected by this change.

Huseyn Veliyev

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