Fastest browsers in Windows
The humble browser remains the most used application on many computers, and every second, it saves it invaluable. The days of slow and slow browsers have gone for a long time, and most web browsers offer satisfactory performance, but some are (obviously) much faster than others. We have implemented a mission to understand which browser is the fastest for your Windows computer, and the results were a bit surprising.
How do we try the fastest browsers?
We have given a slightly higher weight to the speed clock in the final results because it simulates real interactions with websites and includes tests such as the time taken to add elements to a list of tasks. It is very likely that this has an impact on its daily use of the browser.
We have executed all the reference points in a new incognito window in the browsers and disable all the extensions before doing so. All browsers have been updated to the latest versions available before taking the tests. We also execute the reference points twice in each browser to ensure that the results were consistent and without unusual or low scores. After testing twice, all browsers have returned from almost identical reference scores.
To perform these tests, we use a PC Zotac Magus in 1070 with Windows 10 Pro. The PC at 8 GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 6400T processor and a 120 GB SSD. The browser reference results also depend on the equipment, so if you perform the same tests on your computer, you will see different scores, but the results must be similar to ours.
Google Chrome: The fastest browser for most people
Chrome has always been fast and in our test, he has exceeded the speed meter reference test with a score of 107.2. It finished a second place in the Jetstream test by scoring 99,778, which is also impressive. It ended third in the Motionmark test scoring 449.23, which means that it is delayed behind other browsers when creating complex websites.
Chrome marks very well in most browser tests and also allows you to access a very mature ecosystem of browser extensions to add many useful characteristics to Chrome. On the other hand, Chrome belongs to Google, whose commercial model follows its users and serves specific ads. You must consult alternative browsers if you care about your privacy and immediately modify some Chrome configurations.
Brave: A fast browser with an integrated blocker
Brave finished second in our fastest browser test on Windows. He scored 106 to take the finalist in the speed meter test and even managed to beat Chrome in the crown in the Jetstream test scoring 100.002, and in the movement test, with a score of 453.29.
Although Brave claims to be a friendly alternative to private life in Chrome, he had his share of controversy. It is a fast browser with an integrated blocker, and this only makes a good alternative to Chrome, but its controversies hinder the undeniable belief of all its confidentiality statements.
Microsoft Edge: The best for heavy work loads
The chromium edge passage allowed him to become very fast. The browser finished third in two of our tests, with scores of 99.5 in speed meter and 99,071 in Jetsstream. However, he was the top scorer of the movement test with an excellent 479.30.
The tests clearly show that Edge is their best bet for strong graphic intensity websites and heavier work loads on the web. While Edge continues to improve, he has an incredibly complex context menu (visible when he clicks on the browser) that makes the option you need quickly. Nor is it the browser you want if your first priority is confidentiality.
Opera: It is not the fastest, but it has additional characteristics
Opera finished fourth in all our tests. He scored 90.1 at a speed counter, 95,914 in Jetsstream and 415.26 in motion. These are not bad scores, but they are a little behind the fastest browsers in the world. Like all other browsers mentioned so far, opera is also based on Chrome. It has additional useful characteristics, such as integrations with Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and music transmission services such as Spotify and Apple Music. These characteristics can be bothered to be used in relation to the alternatives, but they know that the Opera includes sponsored content that it must consider deactivating, and is not the most friend’s browser.
Firefox: Slow, but more private
Unfortunately, Firefox finished the last dead in all our tests. He only scored 77.48 at a speed counter, 62,475 in Jetstream and 222.78 in motion. Firefox is the only browser does not chrome in all these tests, which can explain some of these results.
However, Firefox, with some adjustment adjustments, can become a safe and private browser. This, and its excellent complementary ecosystem, distinguishes it.
A word about safari
Since Safari is an exclusive Mac browser, it was not logical to include it in this browser shooting. We had access to an M1 Mac Mini for a short time, and we executed these reference points in Safari on this machine. Since the MAC MINI with Apple’s M1 processor is a much more powerful machine that operates in a completely different operating system, scores cannot be compared to the results of our tests.