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 MSN.com load time.

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • mabdul

    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!)

  • Vygantas

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

  • http://drrdb.blogspot.com rdb

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

  • http://my.opera.com/IceArdor IceArdor

    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.