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Yesterday, as part of its announcement regarding the release of the Google Chrome 5 beta, Google teased a series of "speed tests" it had conducted using high-speed cameras synchronized to show various events alongside Chrome loading a webpage.

Well, Google today announced that it has posted a new video showing the speed tests in action.

The video highlights three speed tests:

- A potato gun shooting a potato through a slicer and into a fryer while Chrome loads AllRecipes.com in the background.
- A keytar connected to a speaker spatters paint using the speaker's vibration while Chrome loads Pandora.com.
- A Tesla coil is used to send current arcing to a model ship while Chrome loads Weather.com.

Article Link: Google Posts Video of 'Speed Tests' for Chrome 5
 

macduke

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This is completely ridiculous. I tried this myself and it took Chrome 7 minutes longer than this video to load AllRecipes.com on my 14.4kbps dial-up modem. The people at Google are such liars!
 
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RedTomato

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Indeed. Awesome video, and lots of fun to make. Where's my spud shooter and Tesla coil?

I tried Chrome on my strawberry G3 iMac from 1998, and it was capable of rendering Yahoo's front page in only 5 minutes! Progress indeed.
 
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zackkitzmiller

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Just sucks it wasn't actually visiting sites on the internet.

If you pause it you can see the URLs look like file://c:/...../pandora.html, etc.
 
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Hurmoth

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Just sucks it wasn't actually visiting sites on the internet.

If you pause it you can see the URLs look like file://c:/...../pandora.html, etc.



Yup, no doubt about it. Google cheated with this video. Shame shame Google!
 
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Xavier

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Loved that video.

The ship at the end just was perfect. I couldn't stop laughing!

Chrome is fast too
 
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Darkroom

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Just sucks it wasn't actually visiting sites on the internet.

If you pause it you can see the URLs look like file://c:/...../pandora.html, etc.



Yup, no doubt about it. Google cheated with this video. Shame shame Google!

steve, is that you?

don't get it twisted. it's not about how fast your ISP can download. it's about how fast Chrome can render the code of a website. :rolleyes:
 
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igorleandro

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Just sucks it wasn't actually visiting sites on the internet.

If you pause it you can see the URLs look like file://c:/...../pandora.html, etc.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA FAIL!!!!

As if we didn't need DNS Servers, Proxys, Firewalls, CPUs and TONS of other stuff to make things happen fast.

Obviously posting a page in a cached offline file avoids all that but maybe the CPU one? I wonder if they used a 4xi7 with 8gb of RAM in a Shark storage through fiber for the "instant" load... hahahaha =P
 
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goobot

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it didnt visit the website. this computer prob has like 16 ggs of ram and was fresh. didnt have anything else running. and prob was cached.
 
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RedTomato

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Wonderful! This'll come in really useful when I finish downloading the entire Internets onto my HD. Back in a sec ...
 
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malohkan

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Totally awesome video. Unfortunately, once you connect it to the intertubes, it suddenly loads just as fast as any other browser :(
 
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thefunkymunky

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chromefake1.png
 
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Evangelion

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Yup, no doubt about it. Google cheated with this video. Shame shame Google!

They are not testing the speed of their net-connection, or speed of the websites server, they are testing how fast Chrome renders web-pages....
 
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