Category: Benchmarks

Windows 10 Browsers Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge vs. Google Chrome vs. IE

By | August 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Windows 10 Browsers Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge vs. Google Chrome vs. IEDifferent hardware shows different results.

Now here is a pretty interesting test that was done by the guys at CNET, benchmarking the latest stable versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

What is interesting however is the fact that they tested them on two different laptops: Dell XPS 13, which costs $1,299 and includes the latest Intel Core i5 CPU as well as the entry level Surface 3 for $499 with Intel Atom processor.
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Web Browser Performance: Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7

By | August 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

 Web Browser Performance: Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7If you are still delaying the (likely inevitable) Windows 10 upgrade until it becomes slightly more stable, then here is something that might make you feel better: web browser performance benchmarks on the three most popular operating systems (at least in the US): Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

Guys at TechSpot did a review and to sum up the non browser parts, Windows 10 performed slightly better when it came to gaming, booted slower and overall offered no significant advantages (or disadvantages) compared to its predecessors.
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Microsoft: Edge Is Blazing Fast

By | July 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

Microsoft: Edge Is Blazing FastWith the announcement of Windows 10 RTM, the software giant has also revealed more details about some of the OS specifics and their software.

One of such mentions was about Microsoft Edge, which has also been promoted to the stable build. If you were reading FavBrowser for quite some time, then you should remember that we also published early Edge benchmarks where it dominated everyone (including Google Chrome) on their own benchmarks.

In case you are wondering if these claims are still valid then good news, as Microsoft has now shared that Edge is still #1 on WebKit’s Sunspider, Google’s Octane and Apple’s JetStream benchmarks. By how much exactly?
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JavaScript Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge Vs. Firefox 40 Alpha Vs. Google Chrome 44 vs. IE11

By | May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

JavaScript Benchmarks: Microsoft Edge Vs. Firefox 40 Alpha Vs. Google Chrome 44 vs. IE11If you need further proof that Microsoft did indeed took some drastic steps cutting down all the Internet Explorer fat and legacy code that came with it, check the latest Jet Stream (owned by Apple) and Octane 2.0 (owned by Google) benchmarking suite results.

As seen in the chart below, Microsoft Edge is significantly faster absorbing JavaScript than its predecessor, Internet Explorer 11, as well as faster than both Firefox 40 and Google Chrome 44 and that says a lot.
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Spartan Beats Chrome In Google’s Own Playground

By | April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Spartan Beats Chrome In Google's Own PlaygroundShows its true potential.

Remember the days when one browser developer would create a new benchmark, which (of course) would favor their own web browser and make it appear faster? Then another developer would join and the story continues…

However, now with Project Spartan, it looks like Microsoft’s web browser has surpasses Google Chrome in none other than Octane 2.0 benchmark.
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Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 11 vs. Spartan vs. Google Chrome 40 vs. Firefox 35

By | February 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 11 vs. Spartan vs. Google Chrome 40 vs. Firefox 35If you haven’t experienced or tested the Spartan yet (and by that we mean IE’s new rendering engine) then here’s something that I am sure a lot are curious about: a set of tests that compare Spartan versus other web browsers, including IE.

Thanks to guys at AnandTech, that’s exactly what they did with Windows 10 build 9926 running on Core i7-860.

Here are the results:
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Battery Life: Internet Explorer 11 Vs. Google Chrome 32 Vs. Firefox 26 Vs. Opera 18

By | February 4, 2014 | 8 Comments

Battery Life: Internet Explorer 11 Vs. Google Chrome 32 Vs. Firefox 26 Vs. Opera 18Windows 8.1 is the OS.

When it comes to browser power consumption, it looks like Internet Explorer 11 is still the king of the hill.

According to the latest test done by guys at 7source, there is a staggering difference between the best (IE11) and the worst (Opera 18) web browsers. In fact, on your Toshiba Encore 8″ tablet, you could surf the web for as long as 8:52 hours or as little as 6:11 hours, depending on your software of choice.
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Browser Reliability: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Chrome 27 vs. Firefox 22 vs. Safari 6

By | August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Browser Reliability: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Chrome 27 vs. Firefox 22 vs. Safari 6Safari 6 hides its face in shame.

It’s been a while since the last browser test and when the latest versions from all vendors are already pretty fast, why not measure something useful instead?

Well, that’s what guys from Sauce Labs did. They took a bunch of web browsers and looked at their error rate. The results? Take a look for yourself.
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Privacy Protection: Internet Explorer & Safari Lead The Way

By | July 30, 2013 | 9 Comments

Privacy Protection: Internet Explorer & Safari Leads The WayTime to switch or is it?

It’s been a while since the last NSS Labs report and as it turns out, instead of comparing malware block rates like they always do, the guys have decided to do something different: find out which browser has the best built in privacy protection.

As it turns out, Safari and Internet Explorer users are protected better than those of Chrome and Firefox (if we ignore 3rd party extensions and NSA) and here is why:
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Benchmarks: H.264 VS. H.265 (Image Quality & Size)

By | July 26, 2013 | 5 Comments

Benchmarks: H.264 VS. H.265 (Image Quality & Size)Lower image quality in a smaller package.

Earlier this year, we posted a handpicked benchmark from Google’s conference, which displayed the advantages of VP9 versus H.264.

Now, the guys at ExtremeTech decided to compare H.265 to H.264 and see what the next generation video is all about. Not only that, but they were kind enough to provide with original PNG images (instead of JPG files that were posted in the article) and here are the results:
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