64-Bit Chrome for Windows is Available for Download

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new-google-chrome-64bitFinally 64-bit Google Chrome browser is here and available for download. This is Chrome 37 with stable channel, which means you can trust it robustness and upgrade your 32-bit Chrome.

Google did not made this new 64-bit version default yet and will not automatically upgrade previous 32-bit version to new 64-bit. So you have to manually download and install it.  Go to this page and download 64bit Chrome.

Note on upgrade: You don’t have to uninstall previous 32-bit version. Just download and install this new 64-bit version and it will replace your 32-bit version perfectly. You will not loose any of your bookmarks, history, addons or settings.

Some of the benefits of new 64-bit Chrome browser are:

  • More speed, stability and security.
  • More speed for web graphics and media.
  • 15% improvement in YouTube video decoding performance. (faster YouTube HD videos)
  • As per testing 64-bit rendering engines are almost twice as stable as 32-bit engines when handling typical web content.
  • Better and improved “Profile switching” and incognito mode.

Some downsides to 64-bit version are:

  • I do see that 64-bit version is taking a bit more RAM compared to 32-bit. (my experience)
  • Google Earth and Google Voice don’t work because they’re 32-bit plugins
  • Lack of 32-bit NPAPI plugin support.  (though NPAPI will be removed from Chrome soon)

Conclusion:

Other than few downside 64-bit version is awesome and you should upgrade it as soon as possible. In case you don’t like 64-bit version and have issues, you can always roll back to 32-bit version by downloading and installing it from here.

Please comment and let us know yours experience with new 64-bit Chrome browser.

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