Chrome browser announces suspension of support for older PCs based on Pentium and Athlon 64

2021.02.10

Chrome browser announces suspension of support for older PCs based on Pentium and Athlon 64

Mark Hachman | PCWorld

That’s bad news for users of older PCs based on the Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64. Google will stop supporting older PCs in the Chrome browser.

TechRadar reported that Google will stop supporting older processors that do not support Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE3) from version 89 (current version 88). When you run the Google Chrome browser on a PC with these processors, a crash occurs. If not, it will not be installed.

Google said that the user base affected by this decision will be insignificant.

Sufficient guidance will follow before the end of the application. As long as SSE3 is needed, Google said it will inform users of non-SSE3 x86 processors that it is an unsupported PC. This decision will use the framework //chrome/browser/obsolete_system. A deleteable warning bar is displayed in the browser, and a permanent warning bar appears on the chrome://settings/help page in browser settings. It seems to be the following warning message.

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Chrome browser has specified SSE2 support as a mandatory requirement from version 35, which was released as a Chrome stable version in May 2014. SSE3 is now a prerequisite. According to Wikipedia, SSE was first introduced in the 2004 Intel Pentium Prescott and the 2005 modified editions of the AMD Athlon 64 in Venice and San Diego. All of these products are older processors well beyond Intel’s and AMD’s processor sales strategy of five years. Even if it’s not because of Google Chrome browser support, it’s better to think about replacing a PC with a processor this old. [email protected]



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