Originally Posted by hajile
Yeah, Chrome has no problem blowing through that. The site may not be optimized but if you use Chrome you wouldn't even notice a problem. It's something that happens quite a bit, not just on that website. I'll try and find the blog post from Mozilla about rendering on it. edit: found a quote I saved:
This doesn’t mean that we don’t use threads throughout the browser. The networking stack, image decoding, much of our I/O, video and audio decoding and all kinds of other things are threaded and off the main loop of the browser. But the content itself is required to be single threaded.
I have a laptop that has a 5400RPM drive and only 4GB of RAM. Firefox handles memory usage and cache so badly that just a quick scroll through reddit causes switching between tabs to becomes painful(never try tabbing back to a 20 page long tab on reddit unless you like torturing yourself) I have an SSD in it for now and responsiveness is still very bad compared to Chrome. Chrome on the other hand, doesn't have the same slowdown even with a 6GB swapfile in use and memory maxed out. Opera doesn't have the same slow downs as Firefox after a couple hours of use either. They really need to get working on improving responsiveness rather than gimmicky social media integration stuff.Edited by Nope oO - 9/14/12 at 7:42pm