Originally Posted by Brutuz
Easy way to do it is to simply make a folder with 150-200 URLs in it, ctrl A and open with chrome, then firefox once chromes finished and exited.
I am actually preparing to do that. I am copying over my comics bookmarks folders to Chrome, and will open them all at once. (Three folders with 115, 115, and 106 URLs each. Chrome could not open three folders at a time; the browser would lock up after telling it to open the first, and would need to wait for it to completely load. Thus, I made a single folder of 336 in each browser for this test.
) Then I will repeat with Firefox. Granted, I do this daily with Firefox, but I need the stopwatch will tell me how long it takes each browser takes exactly.
5275.44 MB peak
2892.89 MB peak
Firefox opens 336 tabs from a single folder 57.01 seconds (22.18%) faster, and uses 45.16% less memory at peak
. (After leaving the browsers alone for a while, Chrome remains the same, whereas Firefox trickles back to about half of what it was at peak.)
For those curious what IE9 did...
It loaded for 3:23.40
had 35 Processes
1035.26 MB peak...
Then chucked and error message and crashed. The browser Window disappeared, leaving behind 34 processes. Also of note, unlike Chrome or Firefox, my GPUs dropped to 50-65% usage in F@H, whereas in the other two they only dropped down to 85-90%.
EDIT2: Some have complained that it is not fair to compare IE x86 to Fx x86 and Chrome x86.
Thus, I decided to rerun the test on IE x64.
After 42:02.74, it has consumed 4430.18 MB over 15 processes.
Explorer keeps locking up (alt-tab doesn't function) my rig has been completely unusable since I started the test. Even task manager keeps giving me the dreaded "(Not Responding)"