Google has released 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows (Windows 7 and Windows 8) users and is now available for testing on Canary and Developer channels. This version takes full advantage of newer capabilities, and offers more speed, security and stability over 32-bit one.

Google Chrome 32-bit vs. 64-bit

Speed: "Speed is improved, especially in graphics and multimedia content, where we see an average 25% improvement in performance."

Security: "With Chrome able to take advantage of the latest OS features such as High Entropy ASLR on Windows 8, security is improved on 64-bit platforms as well. Those extra bits also help us better defend against exploitation techniques such as JIT spraying, and improve the effectiveness of our existing security defense features like heap partitioning."

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Stability: "Finally, we’ve observed a marked increase in stability for 64-bit Chrome over 32-bit Chrome".

How to install 64-bit version of Chrome on Windows?

To try out, download 64-bit installer from Dev or Canary pages, it will replace 32-bit version (if already installed) and will be installed in Program Files (x86) folder, but you need not worry as your settings and bookmarks will be saved.

To determine or confirm if you’re running x64 version of Chrome, visit chrome://version in your browser and check the User Agent line where you can see Win64; x64 (if you’ve Canary installed and WOW64 (if you’re running dev channel).