Yes, It is now confirmed by the Google team itself that the Gmail account open two times faster on google Chrome and Firefox than Internet Explorer 8. Open the Gmail on Internet Explorer, and you will see the message as below on that.
Once you click on the link “Get Faster Gmail”, the new page will appear from where you can download the Google Chrome and Firefox.
From this page, download any of the two browsers and experience the difference. This type of aggressive marketing from Google will impact the IE8 market.
For the important features of the Google Chrome, read this article.