Windows browsers benchmarked: October 2010 edition

Tagged: FireFox, Google Chrome, IE9, Software
Source: Ars Technica - Read the full article
Posted: 3 years 47 weeks ago

"Our readers enjoy our browser market share stories, but sometimes complain in the comments that we don't do enough to compare the actual browsers. We've therefore decided to do some performance tests for the top five browsers (stable and beta versions) on Windows. This is not meant to be an exhaustive performance rundown, as we have not tried every test in existence nor did we run them on every browser for Windows. Also, please keep in mind that we have yet to identify a test that measures all the factors that influence the performance of a browser..." | more

 

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lestat692k9
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agreed chrome is so much faster than any of them i dropped firefox and i have used it for years

MrGreen
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Chrome loads pages and shows the bits and pieces of the page when that part is completely loaded. Firefox loads the entire page and then shows you. With my connection, I find Chrome to be faster.

machiavelli7
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The only positive thing that i see with Chrome, is the start up of the program, which is really fast, but the loading of many pages is so slow and sometimes when opening pages with pictures, like the one in this thread, Chrome isn't loading it properly, it seems like there is stuttering or something.
Just can't stand this, so i'm going back to firefox.

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MrGreen
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I notice a difference between starting up, how fast they are, and how they load. I also have a SSD and a fast internet connection, and I can tell you Chrome still beats the others hands down.

Plus it's the easiest to use and has that clean, modern feeling.

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All those "speed" tests are ridiculous. People are funny saying " Chrome is the best, cause it's faster than Firefox".
We talk about milliseconds, you won't be able to notice speed differences at all.
If you want fast browser, get an SSD and fast internet connection, that's it, than pick the browser which you like more.

MrGreen
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This is why I used Chrome. I'm not impressed by IE9's speed, but it's still in Beta.

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waiting IE9 here

Tiv
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Without reading the article I'm sure Google Chrome will be the fastest and Mozilla Firefox someplace in the middle.

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