Performance is one of the factors that most affects user experience for any web browser platform. No one wants to waste time waiting for websites to fully load when the problem is not actually the internet connection. Web browser developers of course understand that, and are always looking for ways to increase browser startup and processing performance.
If you used Mozilla Firefox for a while, but then decided to switch to Chrome or another platform due to frustrations caused by poor performance – try switching back.
The chart above shows that Firefox has been able to outperform Chrome in tests run daily over the past two months or so. The performance of platforms is measured through execution time (in milliseconds) and therefore, lower markers mean faster performance.
Finally, we have Speedometer, which mainly focuses on evaluating the responsiveness of web applications in the browser. Mozilla’s internal testing based on Speedometer shows that Firefox’s average performance score has increased steadily over the past few months with each update, and is in a “tug of war” with Chrome.
In general, to “outload” Chrome is not simple with Firefox, and will require a lot of time and effort. However, being able to catch up and even surpass the competition in some aspects is a success, worthy of Mozilla’s commendable efforts.