Browser Battle: Startup and Page Load Times

By | March 31, 2009 | 4 Comments

David Naylor has compared Internet Explorer 8, Safari 4 Beta, Firefox 3.1 Beta 3, Chrome 2 Beta and Opera 10 Alpha web browsers to see which of them performs the best.

Results (less is better)

Page load time (less is better)

Page load time by site (less is better)

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As you can see from results, Chrome wins in almost all tests expect for cold start time where IE8 takes the lead and load time.

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  1. mabdul says:

    yeah but this isn’t fair! ie8 is a final version; safari, ff and chrome are beta and opera is in pre-alpha stage (not really optimized) in opera are many features missing (for example carakan!)

  2. Vygantas says:

    Yes, but as David said, IE8 just came out of Beta/RC and he had no other choice.

  3. rdb says:

    hmm, well may be its true ! but I am not leaving Opera ! i Love you Opera !!

  4. IceArdor says:

    On limited hardware, like my old 384 MB desktop, Opera has faster load times because of its memory efficiency. On my 4GB hog, perhaps Opera’s startup time is slower–I don’t seem to notice the difference, though.

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