Real life browser memory usage comparison - Chrome 30, Firefox 25, IE11 and Opera 17
Being long time user of Chrome (and quite big fan of IE10) I finally decided one month ago to move away from Google spyware app and their ecosystem and another reason was also that browser was so heavy on memory it could temporarily freeze laptop with more tabs open (less than 2 years old Centrino laptop with 2GB RAM) for minutes or even longer. After easy migration from Chrome to Opera (missing only built-in translation) I gave a try to Firefox 25 which made (Hacker) news yesterday.
I did simple memory (RAM) usage test on Windows 8.1 running latest versions of browsers and results with exactly same 11 tabs opened (Outlook.com + ten other 58.com tabs (it's Chinese classifieds website, CN websites like this or Taobao.com are known for heavy usage of CPU/RAM)) and after going through all of them and checking if they are properly loaded with nothing else except Task manager running I got my results to my partial surprise:
Firefox 25 = 450MB (adblock+translate extension, fast responses, no freezing),
Chrome 30 = 780MB (adblock+ProxySwitchy, good first impression until 9th tab of 58.com when Chrome informed me if I want to kill some tabs or wait and then started to crunch harddrive and slow responsiveness),
Opera 17 = 860-900MB (adblock+translate, OK responses later slower and slower but without hanging),
Internet Explorer 11 = 830MB (TPL adblock, very good first impression, everything loaded fast, good responses, until I reached 4th tab of 58.com which was being recovered after few seconds, same happened with 7th tab of 58.com and later some slow responses going back through tabs again as with other browsers).
So I debunked my impression of Firefox being heavy on memory (while there is flying around another myth about Chrome being lightweight minimalistic fast browser) which was reason avoiding it for years and one must appreciate development they done with Gecko core. IE11 didn't use advantage of home field running on W8.1, not requiring any extra extensions with TPL (adblock) built-in and also translate service built-in (which are only 2 extensions I require), while I was expecting somehow the best memory management and can anyone recommend to seriously consider IE10 to replace Chrome or Opera.>> Novsi - Raketova bublina Litecoin ktora vam moze zarobit stovky percent zisku behom dni (a pripravi…
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