Microsoft pushed out Windows 10 build 10240 yesterday to Windows Insider users which is the RTM build of the operating system.
Microsoft stated that Edge was beating Chrome on Sunspider by 112%, on Google Octane by 11%, and on Apple JetStream by 37%.
No mentioning of other browsers such as Firefox by the company; reason enough to run the tests on a local system using the following web browsers and specs:
All web browsers were run with default configurations.
The main specs of the machine
|Apple JetStream||Google Octane||Mozilla Kraken||Peacekeeper||SunSpider||WebXPRT|
|Google Chrome Stable||168.6||28566||1197.3||4009||184.5||419|
|Google Chrome Canary||168.21||30130||1072.9||4416||205.8||383|
|Mozilla Firefox Stable||164.18||27803||1218||4668||185.9||433|
|Mozilla Firefox Nightly||145.75||26684||1277.1||4451||205||340|
|Pale Moon Stable||failed||19211||1645.7||2919||164.9||231|
The computer was idle while benchmarks were run. Still, some results were puzzling, for instance that Chrome Stable beat Chrome Canary in some benchmarks, that Firefox Stable performed better in all benchmarks than Nightly, or that Pale Moon failed on Apple's JetStream benchmark (it got stuck while running the cdjs test).
Most results are fairly close when you compare them but there are a couple of exceptions:
Microsoft has been right that Edge performs better than Chrome in the browser's the company selected for comparison. It did not perform as well in others though and here it is Peacekeeper more than any other benchmark where it performs badly.
Is Edge the fastest browser on Windows 10 then? The results leave little doubt that Microsoft has improved the performance of the default Windows browser by a lot but since Edge is not beating all browsers in all benchmarks, it cannot be said that it is the fastest browser on Windows 10.
Now You: What's your take on Microsoft Edge and performance in general?
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