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post #51 of 90
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Why did all the browsers take over 20 seconds to load up:
3GB memory.
SINGLE... CHANNEL... MEMORY.

I knew something was all wrong and this is the problem. It's a helluva big bottleneck than even I would expect, but it's the only way I can make sense of the newest, fastest browsers taking this long to load...
The 39 seconds thing has to be a mistake. I could load Firefox faster with a single 512.
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Does anyone read the test methodology? The boot times included loading up 5 web pages, it wasn't just measuring the time it took to show the browser. It isn't a bad way of testing provided the pages were cached locally not not loading from over the Internet (which adds more variables). It prevents FF fanboys from saying "Chrome's window appears first but isn't usable straight away" when Chrome starts up fastest.

As for the font rendering issue mentioned above, here is a comparison I did that shows up the differences more clearly. I put "enabled" in quotes because Direct2D acceleration doesn't seem to actually be enabled until it is forced on by setting gfx.direct2d.force-enabled to true. It's just not explicitly disabled by default. The others are self explanatory.


Edited by randomizer - 3/27/11 at 3:18am
    
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post #53 of 90
I'va got latest browsers installed. FF4,IE9,Opera11.01-Build:11.90,Chrome 10.0.648.204.

I'm a Firefox fan, but with all the addons I've got on Firefox4, it takes roughly maybe 2.50 seconds1 second to fire up , maybe 2 sec.

The scrolling with firefox4 & opera is so Smooth, they just glide.
The scrolling with IE9 & Chrome is horrible.

Loading up pages fastest for me.
1.Chrome
2.FF4
3.Opera
4.IE9

They're all on a Vertex 2 using Ramdisk for cache.

I'm all for FF4, My favorite and always will be. Completely customizable & very fast.
Edited by TwistedMind - 4/3/11 at 10:13pm
post #54 of 90
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I'va got latest browsers installed. FF4,IE9,Opera11.01-Build:11.90,Chrome 10.0.648.204.

I'm a Firefox fan, but with all the addons I've got on Firefox4, it takes roughly maybe 2.50 seconds to fire up, maybe 2 sec.

Firefox4 newly created profile @ default loads up in about 1 second.

IE9 & IE9 x64 seems like .20ms

opera seems like around .20ms.

Chrome seems like .03ms.

The scrolling with firefox4 & opera is so Smooth, they just glide.
The scrolling with IE9 & Chrome is horrible.

Loading up pages fastest for me.
1.Chrome
2.FF4
3.Opera
4.IE9

They're all on a Vertex 2 using Ramdisk for cache.

I'm all for FF4, My favorite and always will be. Completely customizable & very fast.
I don't know man. I'm a Chrome user but I think IE9 loads pages(at least the ones I visit) the fastest, and comes up the fastest. I mean if you hit yahoo.com on IE9 it is like instant. I think it's just certain pages it loads faster though. I still use Chrome because all my bookmarks are synced up, password synced and that's built in. I'm also using it because I can just type wiki and hit tab and search wikipedia. I can type you and hit tab and search youtube. I can type ulti and search ultimate-guitar.com. I can type yaho and search yahoo. I can type bing and search bing. It's not as easy in IE9. You have to physically select the place you want to search. My main drawback with IE9.

Main drawback I see with Firefox 4 is the font rendering. It looks terrible with direct2d disabled or enabled. Firefox still feels clunky also. The url bar is so small I can't see it. And even though you can make the url bar a search bar you can't get the search switching like in Chrome. Plus like I said you need a magnifying glass to see the URL bar.

Overall their all good browsers.
Edited by dham - 3/27/11 at 6:18am
    
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post #55 of 90
FF4.0 is slower than my 3.6 FF, IMO
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Does anyone read the test methodology? The boot times included loading up 5 web pages, it wasn't just measuring the time it took to show the browser. It isn't a bad way of testing provided the pages were cached locally not not loading from over the Internet (which adds more variables). It prevents FF fanboys from saying "Chrome's window appears first but isn't usable straight away" when Chrome starts up fastest.

As for the font rendering issue mentioned above, here is a comparison I did that shows up the differences more clearly. I put "enabled" in quotes because Direct2D acceleration doesn't seem to actually be enabled until it is forced on by setting gfx.direct2d.force-enabled to true. It's just not explicitly disabled by default. The others are self explanatory.


Amazing. Mozilla is taking the Opera route. They can't compete with Chrome, so they sacrifice quality and accuracy in the name of pure benchmark speed.






Now I just need to figure out how to change their ridiculous default border setting. Chrome uses a two subtle shades of grey, neutral tones that will go with basically any layout. Firefox, for whatever reason opts for a pure black, like its saying, "Hey developer, you forgot to define this border, so you know what? **** YOU I'm making it black."

    
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Which browser you use is a personal choice but that has not always been the case and we have Mozilla alone to thank for that. If not for Firefox, I think we'd all still be using IE 6 and the web would be stuck in the stone age. That said, I use Safari on my Mac which is my favorite overall but on Windows or *nix Firefox is best for me.

These benchmarks are only useful to developers as all of them are very fast on modern hardware. Where I work we have old computers that still run Win 2000 and Firefox 3 works great on those systems too.

Thanks to Mozilla for giving us choice!
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Interesting. Going to stick with Chrome for the time being though and just wait for it to become less of a memory hog with future updates.
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lolwut no opera???!!
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no serisouly... wheres the benchmark of the latest chrome not the one from months ago...

im seriously running 12.0.712.0 right now
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