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Real life browser memory usage comparison - Chrome 30, Firefox 25, IE11 and Opera 17

IT - 31.10.2013 - Markoff

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.

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Komentarov: 9

everycolorsky
...po dvoch fajn IT clankoch sa uz nevieme dockat tvojich postrehov z kazdodenneho beijingskeho zivota. Ci nic mimoriadne sa nedeje alebo nestihas? Ci obe moznosti su spravne? :)
06.11.2013 - 02:20
Markoff
skor riesim ine veci, posl. vikend hladanie noveho ubytka, nadchadzajuci vikend stahovanie, neskor este ine vybavovacky, samozrejme poznamky mam spisane, len sa k tomu neviem dokopat ci zabijem cas niecim inym ked ho mam 2hod nez dojde G z prace, aktualne som ho zabil flashovanim Amoi N820 na modifikovanu verziu 4.2.2 firmware k comu som spisal kratky komentar

v pravom stlpci na hlavnej stranke je uz ale novy Flickr album, snad je aspon tam nieco k pozretiu aj ked ani to nemam velmi cas nahodit, vo stvrtok po praci ide G k rodicom tak sa mozno dokopem nieco spisat a celkovo aj v praci pomerne nestiham aby som si tam mohol kludne popisat takze zostava cas len doma, dakujem za spatnu vazbu, poznamky mam urcite pripravene, len to treba spisat do nejakej citatelnej formy (aj ked citatelom by sa mozno pozdava skor ta hruba neosekana verzia kedze by nou zabili menej casu, ale zase by sla menej do detailov)

zatial si mozete citat poeticke satmarovej clanky na blog.sme.sk aka je cina uzasna, aki su ludia napomocni a pod. studentske zvasty ludi byvajucich a stravujucich sa za dotovane/vladne peniaze :) som zvedavy co bude dievca pisat po roku v Cine, kedze do tej dosla len onehda, doteraz bola na Taiwane a ten mystifikovala za Cinu

aktualne tiez zrovna riesim nejaku kupu leteniek, kedze na filipiny v dazdovej sezone boli letenky vcera len za 700RMB spiatocna z Pekingu, ale nakoniec som to neriskoval kedze su tam vtedy velke zrazky tak skor uvazujem nad februarom/marcom na tyzden na Filipiny za 1500RMB alebo oblubenou malajziou za 1605RMB, oboje priame lety z Pekingu, hlavne na marec ma aj Cebu Pacific Air aj Air Asia slusne ceny do KUL a MNL
06.11.2013 - 16:57
baca
tvoji verny citatelia by sa priklanali za filipiny, nech vieme co je aj v tychto koncinach nove :)
07.11.2013 - 01:56
everycolorsky
ufff, stahovanie...nie velmi prijemna cinnost. drzim palce pri zhanani ubytka. vdaka za strucny update v komentari. btw. tiez som za filipiny :)
07.11.2013 - 03:01
Markoff
kolega tam ide zaciatkom februara tak moze poreferovat, ale ak chcem aj ja mal by som sa rozhodnut uz teraz a kupit letenku, tak dilema, alebo neist nikde a nechat dovolenku do druhej polovice roka, uvidime...

EDIT: tak nic, dosla domov este skor nez inokedy, takze ziadny cas spisat nieco, plus pripravovany zemiakovy salat (nech sa stahuje cim menej veci z chladnicky) neskor potme bez elektriny :)
07.11.2013 - 08:20
lump
Stahovanie bude v pohode. Markoff sa urcite prestahuje naraz v 28L batohu :-)
07.11.2013 - 22:24
everycolorsky
...btw. co sa tyka tej dovolenky - Japonsko ta nelaka?
08.11.2013 - 01:59
Markoff
lump, to by platilo v zasade ak by sa jednalo o veci ktore som do tohto bytu priniesol ja a nestahovala by sa so mnou aj priatelka, tak ale v zasade to bude par tasiek co by sa mali vojst do taxiku a mal by s nimi pomoct este jeden kolega

everycolorsky, japonsko by aj lakalo ak by nebolo tak sialene drahe co proste clovek musi vzdy zohladnovat a inak ale celkovo uz pre mna stratilo nejake velke kuzlo ako zijem v Azii, nemyslim ze by tam bolo k videniu nieco zasadne odlisne (okrem cien) od Taiwanu ci Juznej Koreje, pocas nejakej kratkej dovolenky beztak clovek velmi neprenikne pod povrch a dlha je financne neudrzatelna
08.11.2013 - 13:44
everycolorsky
jo, tie ceny v Japonsku vyzeraju byt sialene, najma ak by tam clovek chcel dlhodobo zit...Super, vidim ze je novy post na blogu - a dooost dlhy (ja osobne mam rad ked sa rozpisujes detailne), vecer budem mat co citat :)
08.11.2013 - 23:28
Meno:

Komentare su moderovane, objavia sa po schvaleni neskor.