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What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 10, 2011 8:25 am

What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Internet browsers have been making a ton of headlines lately with the release of IE10 Preview 1, Google Chrome 12 beta and Firefox 6.0 Alpha all being available for download. With Flash 10.2 and HTML5 taking off we figured that it would be a good time to look at the performance of 15 of the most used web browsers again. Read on to see which is fastest browser as we run seven tests to find out which is fastest and supports the most features.

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Re: What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Postby Tator Tot » Tue May 10, 2011 8:51 am

I think an important part to note on page 3, under the Acid3 tests, is that Mozilla (and thus their browsers Seamonkey & Firefox) will never score a 100 out of 100 on the Acid3 tests as the last 3 points are for SVG fonts that are non-standard (and currently, poorly implimented on the other browsers).

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Re: What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 10, 2011 9:06 am

thanks for the info. I updated the article.
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Re: What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Postby Tator Tot » Tue May 10, 2011 11:00 am

No problem man :)

Personally, my thoughts on browser speed are that, at the current time; it doesn't really matter a whole lot.
I'm more worried about the "usability" factor of all of it. What add-ons are available, what can you do with the browser itself to ease your life, and generally; how does it handle your tasks.

Right now though, I'm at a crossroads between Opera and Firefox as my favorite browsers. Opera does a lot of the Firefox features in house, but it's still missing out on a well built IRC client and FTP services are also lacking.
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Re: What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Postby nooyawka » Tue May 10, 2011 1:10 pm

Meanwhile, sneaking below your radar are two of the best browsers: Comodo Dragon and Maxthon3.
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Re: What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Postby Sttm » Tue May 10, 2011 1:22 pm

I keep trying other browsers but I always go back to using Chrome. I think the design layout is quicker for me to use, and the features it has speeds up my browsing too. Like Paste and Go or Paste and Search. Cutting out keystrokes and clicks.
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Re: What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Postby Apoptosis » Tue May 10, 2011 5:11 pm

nooyawka wrote:Meanwhile, sneaking below your radar are two of the best browsers: Comodo Dragon and Maxthon3.


I've also had a ton of e-mails like this:

Why no 64bit browsers entered? IE9 x64, Pale Moon x64 & Waterfox x64. I don't even touch 32 bit browsers anymore, lot of people don't. I've done benchmarks of Pale Moon x64 that smoked Firefox4 32bit. Then I benchmarked Waterfox x64 against Pale Moon x64 and Waterfox smoked Pale Moon x64 by a long shot. I use both PM & WF, they are damn fast...
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Next time around it looks like I have some more browsers to try out! I'll be honest I haven't heard of a couple of those, but Maxthon and Comodo Dragon were just overlooked on my part (for years now).
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Re: What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Postby Kaos Kid » Tue May 10, 2011 5:30 pm

I use Comodo Internet Security Suite but not the secure servers nor the browser because I read (rumors) that they have many law-enforcement clients in their business services umbrella. That is a great endorsement for using their anti-virus/antimalware and their firewall, but I can't bring myself to trust them with my private surfing habits.

I"m an old dinosaur though that still uses FireFox 3.17 because some of my favorite add-ons and plugins haven't made the transition to the newer browser versions yet. I particularly like F.E.B.E. and NoScript so once those are compatible with the newer FireFox I may try the newest versions again (I tried 4 briefly but went back). I am leery of Google Chrome just because I don't trust Google's privacy policies--they have too much interest in our browsing habits as it is since it determines a large part of their income.

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Re: What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Postby Tator Tot » Wed May 11, 2011 4:36 pm

FEBE isn't on FF 4.0.1 but NoScript is.

FEBE is the only one that's not so far.
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Re: What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Postby Toma » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:48 am

Firefox 4 beta 12, Chrome 10 beta, Opera 11.1 and Safari 5.0.3. All achieved similar great results on the MacBook Pro, according to testings.
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Re: What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?

Postby Athlonite » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:28 am

I wouldn't expect much of a difference between IE9 and Maxthon 3 as Maxthon is just a front end GUI for IE's files hence why it's so much smaller as an install.exe compaired to IE9

Opera 11.5 is great though and only getting better by the update can't wait for a x64 bit version for windows now that Adobe has x64 flash out and about now
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