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Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Microsoft Edge – Best Benchmark Results Compared

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The Internet is a place where you can find any information, and to get to it, you need a computer/mobile device and a browser. It’s frustrating when the page doesn’t load fast and sometimes, we blame the memory or the internet speed, without taking into consideration that even the browsers have their own faults. Internet Explorer has been around for too long and it became obsolete, so Microsoft replaced it with Edge. But how does this web browser stack against Chrome or Firefox? All three browsers were tested and below we’ll compare the results of the most important benchmarks.

Each browser was tested on a Surface Pro 3 tablet powered by a Core i5, running on the latest version of Windows 10.

Peacekeeper

Futuremark’s Peacekeeper test calculates the speed and memory usage, but unfortunately, it’s no longer supported. Even so, you can still use it to test any browser running on computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and other HTML5 compatible devices. According to this test, Firefox obtained the best score, 4,652, being followed by Chrome, which averaged out at a score of 4,069, while Microsoft Edge had a disappointing score of 2,642.

Speed-Battle

This test measures a browser’s JavaScript loading performance and Firefox had again the best score, 1,116, while Chrome was on the third place with a score of 704. This time, Edge was situated in the middle, obtaining a score of 746.

Sunspider

In this JavaScript-based test, the roles have changed, as Microsoft Edge turned out to be faster than its competitors, as it obtained a time of 108.1 ms, outperforming Firefox, which had a time of 227.0 ms, while Chrome scored 256.3 ms.

BrowserMark

This test focuses on 2D and 3D rendering performance, browser resizing and other aspects, and according to it, Chrome had a better performance, scoring 5,591, and it was followed by Firefox, with a score of 4,308, while Microsoft Edge had a disastrous score of 2,882.

Real-World Performance

Numion Stopwatch test measured how much time the three browsers took to load two pages (ESPN.com and Tomsguide.com), which host different content, and according to the results, Microsoft Edge loaded ESPN.com in 4.45 seconds and Tomsguide.com in 1.55 seconds, Firefox loaded ESPN.com in 4.59 seconds and Tomsguide.com in 4.9 seconds, while Chrome loaded ESPN.com in 4.67 seconds and Tomsguide.com in 4.9 seconds.