In this last decade, navigators have become an indispensable part of our lives and every year the question arises (at least to me) about which of them is the most efficient and fastest. After performing several tests we give you the results.


Speedometer

Speedometer is a benchmark tool that uses web demo applications to simulate actions of the user and measure the time it takes for the browser to respond to those actions. & nbsp;

In this test the winner was Opera with a total of 56 points, followed very closely by Chrome with 54.8 points. Firefox was the third with 51.7, and Microsoft Edge is last with a total of 39 points.


JetStream

JetStream uses tool to measure latency and browser performance in HTML5 and JavaScript.
At the end of the tests offers a geometric meaning of the scores that determines the speed. The higher the number, the better performance. & Nbsp;

The winner here was Microsoft Edge with 154.55 points, in second Firefox with 114.85, Opera with 106.98, and Chrome the last with 97.643. & Nbsp;


WebXPRT

WebXPRT 2015 is a test consisting of six workloads based on JavaScript and HTML5 that cover what would be basic tasks that are done daily in the Navigator. A higher score better performance.

Here the overwhelming winner has been Firefox with a score significantly higher than the rest: 371 points against 327 Microsoft Edge, then Opera with 297 and last Chrome with 289. & nbsp ;


Memory consumption

Mozilla says that Firefox Quantum is faster than Chrome and that it also consumes less memory. The reality is that this is not the case at all, at least the second statement. & Nbsp;

Again without installing any type of add-ons in the browsers and testing first with the same 10 open tabs and then with 20, the Memory consumption of all browsers is quite high. But Firefox and Edge are the most consumed of all.
& nbsp; Consumption of RAM in Windows 10 with 10 tabs opened by browser & nbsp;

Although with 10 tabs Firefox consumes more than Edge, when we increase the number of tabs the Microsoft browser continues to rise while Firefox starts to compensate a bit. & nbsp;

The memory savings with Firefox do not see it until after the 30 tabs, in which case the performance is optimized to open many tabs at the same time. Chrome has remained as the least demanding of all, but without any extension it had already created more than 20 processes, so the consumption is significantly multiplied by each extension added. & Nbsp;

The reality is that currently all browsers are pretty even, and in many cases the final decision to choose one or the other will also depend on other factors such as certain extensions essential for the user, the synchronization of accounts, some particular feature, or simple custom.

Firefox has been above Chrome in almost all tests except the Speedometer and memory consumption. It is something important to keep in mind depending on the resources of a computer.

Opera and Edge come out better off for the credit they are given. Although to almost 1 GB of RAM for every 10 tabs and without extensions, the sad reality is that none of the four is an option too friendly with computers of few resources.