Last year between Microsoft, Google, Opera and Mozilla sparked a dispute about whose browser consumes less energy. Each company assures the superiority of its software, but in the end, independent experts from the resource PCWorld conducted its own test and called Microsoft Edge the most energy efficient browser for Windows among all tested. After the update Creators Windows 10 Update , Microsoft has decided to make one more testing of efficiency of browsers using the latest currently available versions.
Were selected for a test Surface Book laptop with Intel Core i5-6300U running at 2.4 GHz, integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 520 and 8GB of RAM. In three of these laptops has launched the latest versions of browsers from Microsoft, Google and Mozilla: 40.15063.0.0 Edge, Chrome 57.0.2987.133 (for 64-bit computers) and Firefox 52.0.1 (for 32-bit computers). All were open the same video from Vimeo that was played until the battery is fully discharged. The sound, notifications, Bluetooth and location were turned off, brightness was exhibited by 75% and enabling power saving mode was exhibited at 20% charge.
In the experiment a laptop with Firefox worked 7 hours and 4 minutes, the computer Chrome is 9 hours and 17 minutes and the notebook Edge is 12 hours and 31 minutes.
Thus, Edge consumes 35% less energy than Chrome, and 77% in comparison with Firefox.
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