Google Chrome is known for speed, but is it still the fastest web browser? We compare it to popular applications: Opera, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.
Throughout the web, it was always about getting the information you needed, in addition as quickly as possible. But now much has changed. Today, the internet is not just information – it’s also online games or cloud-based applications that should work quickly and efficiently, just like desktop counterparts.
Google Chrome browser is very popular because of the speed of its work. But is it still the fastest on the market? We check the performance of other equally known browsers and compare them to Chrome.
We will use the following benchmarks and tools online:
Tests in turn will be conducted on browsers:
The tests were performed on a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop with an Intel Core i5-3320M (2.60GHz) processor, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB gigabyte SSD, and a 64-bit Windows 7 operating system. The laptop also has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics chip with a capacity of 64 MB of standalone memory, along with 1632 MB of shared RAM. During testing we used “High Performance” mode.
Miliseconds less = better
Compared to the test a few years ago, the differences are significant. First of all, all browsers are fast now, and there is no chance that any one will get worse than 1000 ms. This means that each application is fast, although Internet Explorer is far from over – 801.6 ms is clearly worse than the other applications.
In the Octane benchmark, Internet Explorer could not pass all the tests, and as a result, it ran out. Other applications have done very well, although it is worth mentioning that Octane is the former Google V8 Benchmark, so Chrome’s high score here should be treated with a grain of salt.…