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YONG



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What happens when three identical devices run on different browsers? The Microsoft Edge team wanted to find out. This experiment showed that battery life on a PC running Microsoft Edge lasts 70% longer than Chrome, 43% longer than Firefox Firefox, and 17% longer than Opera (with Battery Saver enabled).
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjrxOOfi54k

Can we trust these test results?

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Post 21 Jun 2016, 05:14
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If you get to choose which webpages to visit then of course you can choose only the pages that make your preferred browser perform better than the others. No doubt choosing different pages will show different results.

Oh, and with JS disabled they would all last 1000+% longer.
Post 21 Jun 2016, 06:55
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revolution wrote:
If you get to choose which webpages to visit then of course you can choose only the pages that make your preferred browser perform better than the others.
The experiment streamed one video to the four browsers (that were running on four laptops with identical hardware). I don't think the results had anything to do with "visiting different webpages". The results mainly showed how efficient the browsers are on video-rendering.

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Post 21 Jun 2016, 08:55
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What was the video encoding used? Perhaps Edge has been highly optimised (with assembly code of course) for just one type of video format on one type of GPU?
Post 21 Jun 2016, 09:06
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The link does not give much information.

Yeah, Edge is highly optimized and fully integrated with the OS. I once tested Edge and Firefox on a Core i3 notebook running Windows 10. Their Octane V2 scores were 18xxx and 16xxx, respectively. So, Edge actually performed a bit better.

Sorry that you can't run Octane -- it requires JS.

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Post 21 Jun 2016, 09:22
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Hmm, if only it were true that the only thing wrong with JS was the rate that it can be run. It's like saying that your path to being hacked is going to be so much smoother and more efficient when using Edge. It focusses on the wrong metric entirely.
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The thing is, some pages stream flash video or mp4 depending on your settings or the browser.
For example, on an iPad, the video streaming will be mp4 and note flash.

And of cpu usage, I have observed much higher cpu usage on .swf flash videos.

I don't expect them to be honest.
Also, how was the state of those batteries? Laughing
Okey, probably they didn't go that low.
Post 21 Jun 2016, 17:17
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Enko wrote:
how was the state of those batteries? Laughing
Okey, probably they didn't go that low.
Given what they have been doing, I would not be surprised if they actually went that low! Laughing

Seriously, I think that optimization and integration are the key factors that contribute to the test results -- Edge is highly optimized and fully integrated with Windows 10 and thus has the upper hand.

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Post 22 Jun 2016, 05:37
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Talking about Edge integration.

I have tested that like half a year ago.
What I noticed is that after boot, edge does opens faster than Chrome for example. But!
The libraries for Edge are already loaded into the ram.

To confirm that, what I did was:

Opened Chrome and 10 videos which I put to play to saturate the memory. Windows had unload the unused libraries and memory blocks.
Closed Chrome.
Opened Edge.

It took Edge much more time too load, almost exactly as the Chromes.

So yeah, if integration means cheating and loading Edge components into ram... bleh

I tested that with a normal HD. I am guessing that with an SSD the load time would be hard to notice.
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Enko wrote:
So yeah, if integration means cheating and loading Edge components into ram... bleh
Since there are so many smart fellows like you surfing on the Internet, comments are disabled for the aforementioned video. Wink
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Post 24 Jun 2016, 02:56
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Their test method

"browsing a set of popular websites where the automation simulates interaction with the website"

was definitely different from

"streaming one video".

So, we could expect different results.

I just want to ask: How come they did not test Firefox as well? Rolling Eyes

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