Google is ending Chrome support for older Intel and AMD CPUs

According to a surfaced document from some Chromium developers, version 89 of Google Chrome will no longer work with certain processors. These are x86 CPUs that support Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2), but not for SSE3.

While the document hints at possible performance improvements, it is not very clear why this decision was made. Intel CPUs support SSE3 from 2003, AMD is from 2005. Affected models include Intel Pentium 4 and AMD Athlon 26. Because these chips are nearly 20 years old, Google suspects that the new measure won’t do much. users.

Since Chrome is currently on version 88, it is likely that this update will not be very long in coming. When Chrome is started on a processor without SSE3 support, the browser will crash. This makes it no longer possible to surf via Chrome. Do you still use such a processor? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Chromium

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