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Microsoft's new Edge browser is 10% faster, says UL benchmarks

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Microsoft's new Edge browser is 10% faster, says UL benchmarks

Microsoft's new Edge browser is 10% faster, says UL benchmarks

UL Benchmarks knows what it's talking about with regards to performance testing, being the creators of 3DMARK, PCMARK, SERVERMARK, VRMARK and more. 

Last year, UL Benchmarks added a new Applications test to its PCMARK 10 Professional test suite, a benchmarking program which tests real-world workloads in Microsoft's Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Edge. Within Edge, their test simulates browsing activities within social media, retail, video playback and map viewing environments; as such, this test emulates the actions of most internet users. 

With Microsoft releasing its new Edge Browser, UL Benchmarks knew it was time to look at its browser performance again. After installing Microsoft's new Edge browser, UL Benchmarks discovering that this new Chromium-based browser offered at least 10% more performance than before.

This boost to browser performance is one of many signs that Microsoft's new Chromium Edge browser was a positive change for the company, as these increased to browsing performance will be felt by end-users, especially those with low-end systems.

Sadly, UL Benchmark's PCMARK 10 Applications benchmark is only available to Professional Edition users; which means that normal consumers cannot replicate UL benchmarks' testing. PCMark 10 Professional Edition is listed as being available "from $1495 per year" on the company's website.   

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06-02-2020, 17:33:37

NeverBackDown
It's probably due to less features and less amount of spyware...

personally using Brave. Just as fast but way more secure.Quote

07-02-2020, 04:57:16

tgrech
Brave is nippy, but hijacking other webpages adverts so they can inject their own on top and "pirate" the ad revenue from the actual content creators is kinda messed up imo, not sustainable long term for a healthy internet and harms those that put the work in.

As far as I know they've still also not addressed the security concerns of their hard-coded whitelisting system(Over a year since the widespread discovery of its flaws), so you an make an easy argument Firefox is still more secure if that's your priority, it would be pretty easy to fingerprint someone who used Brave.Quote

07-02-2020, 10:51:13

NeverBackDown
Not pirating anything. Looks like you're just going on about whatever again without actually reading it. brave pays adverts to both users and companies. As long as companies sign up with brave they can get paid.Quote

07-02-2020, 10:57:24

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Not pirating anything. Looks like you're just going on about whatever again without actually reading it. brave pays adverts to both users and companies. As long as companies sign up with brave they can get paid.
That sounds a lot like extortion. And most companies will not be aware of Brave as a browser, or its revenue sharing. It also adds extra complexities for everyone involved.

TBH, this sounds like a method of saving face for Brave than anything else. In cases like YouTube, I'd doubt that creators could apply for revenue individually. It also forces websites to legitimise them to get money that's rightfully theirs.

I know nothing about this browser, but I doubt that it is easy to get revenue back from them, or get as much back as a website's native ads.Quote

07-02-2020, 17:57:03

TheF34RChannel
Disliking the old edge options and lack of control this jew one doesn't look like much better to me but maybe I'm biased. I'll stick with Firefox.Quote
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