Today most users use the Chrome browser as their default browser. But from now on things can probably change as Microsoft released their Edge Browser on their new Windows 10.
Edge is totally different from Internet Explorer, so don’t even try to consider Edge the same Internet Explorer. We even did a comparison between Edge and Internet Explorer 11.
Well, Edge is new and totally different. But how it does compare to Google Chrome?
Google Chrome VS Microsoft Edge
We tested Microsoft Edge Browser with Google Chrome Browser, both without any extensions. We used an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with 2.2 Intel Core i7 CPU and 8GB of RAM. Basically we ran a series of benchmark tests on both browsers, and these are the results.
Looser: Microsoft Edge: 2433
Winner: Google Chrome: 3695
Looser: Google Chrome 312.3ms
Winner: Microsoft Edge 101.2ms
V8 Benchmark Suite
Looser: Google Chrome 23224
Winner: Microsoft Edge 20742
Basically these were the most important benchmark tools that we decided to test. But how about a real world test? This is how we did our real world test:
Real World Test
While the benchmarks bellow show performance in numbers, we decided to test the browser in real world. We loaded on each browser the following websites and we set a timer. Facebook.com, NewYorkTimes.com, Technozed.com. These are the times we god:
Looser: Microsoft Edge 3.93 seconds
Winner: Google Chrome 3.55 seconds
Looser: Microsoft Edge 6.23 seconds
Winner: Google Chrome 5.75 seconds
Looser: Microsoft Edge 5.43 seconds
Winner: Google Chrome 4.37 seconds
As you see from the results, Google Chrome is the king. But let me tell you, if you will add some extensions to Google Chrome it will go much slower that Microsoft Edge.
Edge is very slick and smooth. It is a good enough browser to be compared with the king. Let’s not to forget that Edge it is just at the beginning and it will get a lot more improved.