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Windows 7: Microsoft's own speed tests show IE beating Chrome, Firefox

17 Mar 2009   #11
absolute3d

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7127
 
 

Use Futurmark PeaceKeeper to best test your browser


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17 Mar 2009   #12
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
I think M/soft must have a different timebase!

I have been using Chrome, and its faster than all of them so far.

If you are running Chrome on W7 how did you get it to work.

I want to try it (will use a VM) but have read a lot of posts about people having problems with Chrome and W7.

Browsing speed tests are always a bit "iffy" especially if the site being browsed has multi-media content -- decoding and playing the multi-media content will depend hugely on the client computer's hardware in any case.

Also some of the scripts that run when a browser connects to any particular site are dependent on the quality of the code of the site being visited -- not under the control of the browser running the script.


As far as normal users are concerned the Net access might be more dependent on the ISP connection than any optimisation of the browser -- although optimising code is never a bad idea.

I suspect that pretty well ANY browser's performance now is roughly the same. Of course the more checks / security / phishing filters etc you build into a browser the more work it has to do. Maybe IE8 has more security checks etc than Chrome.

From what I see now IE8 performs just as fast as Firefox to me (sorry Firefox -- I always preferred it in the past but it's just an extra application now -- I'm lazy enough to stick with MS unless a 3rd party app is SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER or adds totally new functionality.

I don't think Google's Chrome has been out long enough for it to have been robustly tested enough with the security / phishing etc features in it.

Cheers
jimbo
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17 Mar 2009   #13
jblazea50

Windows 7
 
 

when i first installed chrome, i was having problems with it running it with W7...however, i reinstalled it and haven't had any issues at all

i'm running chrome 2.0.169.1
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17 Mar 2009   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

Thanks to Absolute3d for the futuremark heads up.

Peacekeeper - The Browser Benchmark by Futuremark Corporation


1. Safari 4.0 beta
2. Chrome 1.0.154.48
3. Opera 10 alpha
4. Firefox 3 3.0.7
5. IE8 8.0.7048
Microsoft's own speed tests show IE beating Chrome, Firefox-fmbrowesers.jpg

Interesting results, but I still prefer FF3 myself.


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17 Mar 2009   #15
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
If you are running Chrome on W7 how did you get it to work.

I want to try it (will use a VM) but have read a lot of posts about people having problems with Chrome and W7.

Browsing speed tests are always a bit "iffy" especially if the site being browsed has multi-media content -- decoding and playing the multi-media content will depend hugely on the client computer's hardware in any case.

Also some of the scripts that run when a browser connects to any particular site are dependent on the quality of the code of the site being visited -- not under the control of the browser running the script.


As far as normal users are concerned the Net access might be more dependent on the ISP connection than any optimisation of the browser -- although optimising code is never a bad idea.

I suspect that pretty well ANY browser's performance now is roughly the same. Of course the more checks / security / phishing filters etc you build into a browser the more work it has to do. Maybe IE8 has more security checks etc than Chrome.

From what I see now IE8 performs just as fast as Firefox to me (sorry Firefox -- I always preferred it in the past but it's just an extra application now -- I'm lazy enough to stick with MS unless a 3rd party app is SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER or adds totally new functionality.

I don't think Google's Chrome has been out long enough for it to have been robustly tested enough with the security / phishing etc features in it.

Cheers
jimbo
If its 64 bit you gotta go in to props and where is says target you enter after the exe "--in-process-plugins" and your good to go. You dont enter the quote marks like.
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17 Mar 2009   #16
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Thanks to Absolute3d for the futuremark heads up.

Peacekeeper - The Browser Benchmark by Futuremark Corporation


1. Safari 4.0 beta
2. Chrome 1.0.154.48
3. Opera 10 alpha
4. Firefox 3 3.0.7
5. IE8 8.0.7048
Attachment 5991

Interesting results, but I still prefer FF3 myself.
Safari matbe quiker in the test they conducted but the reason i wont install ANY apple software is because they like to take control of your computer with other apps. You cant install one thing without installing another. And they also take up massive amounts of resources. Thanks but no thanks.
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17 Mar 2009   #17
Deathsink

Windows Vista SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Safari matbe quiker in the test they conducted but the reason i wont install ANY apple software is because they like to take control of your computer with other apps. You cant install one thing without installing another. And they also take up massive amounts of resources. Thanks but no thanks.
Yes, exactly. Why does it ask me to install Safari every time Quicktime needs to update? Seriously.
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17 Mar 2009   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Apple software is just like Adobe software: It's intrusive. It also feels arrogant, which is no mean feat, considering it's only software.

You do know that when installing Safari you can opt not to install all the extras ie Bonjour. However the apple updating software still sneaks in. Then again Chrome installs the Google Updater without being asked too. That might be all right for Jane and Joe average, but a superfluous service is still superfluous a service.

I uninstalled Safari and Chrome after running the tests anyway.
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18 Mar 2009   #19
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Overall I think IE8 is just slow... I always feel like I am waiting for it to finish.

I am using FF 3.1 beta 3 now and am very happy with the speed. It loads everything just about as soon as I click it.

Not worth switching to another browser even if I can save a few MS...
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