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http://www.tested.com/news/web-brows...t-tested/2420/

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This is hardly the full story, however, as it fails to take into account browser performance under OS X — which, as you'll see, is quite different. Thus, using Tom's approach, we've performed a similar set of tests under Snow Leopard 10.6.7, using the latest version of Chrome (11.0.696.77), Safari 5.0.5, Opera 11.11 (build 2109), and Firefox 4.0.1.
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For me, chrome feels faster than firefox and this article backs it up. I've never had more than 20 tabs opened anyway.
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I have noticed that Chrome uses more memory than Firefox with 10 tabs open. Chrome opens a separate process for each tab iirc so that is why Chrome uses so much memory with many tabs.
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I use chrome and love it, not before any tests or anything even came up, to me it just felt like it was faster and I like the super simplistic look of it.
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Originally Posted by Fullmetalaj0 View Post
I use chrome and love it, not before any tests or anything even came up, to me it just felt like it was faster and I like the super simplistic look of it.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Plus, who really runs into memory issues nowadays? That doesn't still use agp, xp or ie5.
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To me, everyday usage means this:

GMail, OCN, a couple of random websites, and MinecraftForums.

This eats around 190-230MB on Firefox and nearly 350MB on Chrome. Opera sits at 300MB.


That's why I still use Firefox.
   
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post #7 of 79
i can tell the differences between chrome and firefox with just a few tabs open. Pretty much what that other guy said, really don't keep 10 tabs open unless I have a research paper to do.
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I have noticed that Chrome uses more memory than Firefox with 10 tabs open. Chrome opens a separate process for each tab iirc so that is why Chrome uses so much memory with many tabs.
Lawl, Chromefail.
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I really don't see how you can notice a difference between mere browsers with a high-end system. I tried both, both of them there was no noticeable difference between speeds. So I stuck with Firefox (better addons)
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For me, chrome feels faster than firefox and this article backs it up. I've never had more than 20 tabs opened anyway.
How? The measured difference is absolutely tiny, it's placebo effect at best on a decent rig.
    
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