Browser performance comparison - JavaScript Benchmarks

Windows 10 Creators Update

Methodology summary

The Microsoft Edge team ran the Google Octane 2.0 and Apple Jetstream 1.1 benchmarks on the latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox as of 3/28/2017: Microsoft Edge 15.15063, Google Chrome 57.0.2987.110, and Mozilla Firefox 52.0.1.

For all three browsers, the test was performed on the same desktop PC running Windows 10 Creators Update (build 15063) and connected to the Internet through Ethernet.

Results

Microsoft Edge scored 5% faster than Google Chrome and 9% faster than Mozilla Firefox according to the Google Octane 2.0 benchmark.

Microsoft Edge scored 27% faster than Google Chrome and 51% faster than Mozilla Firefox according to the Apple Jetstream 1.1 benchmark.

According to the Apple Jetstream 1.1 benchmark, Google Chrome scored 22% slower than Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox scored 34% slower than Microsoft Edge.

Octane 2.0 score Jetstream 1.1 score
Firefox 52 (64-bit) 28286 140.08
Chrome 57 (64-bit) 29399 166.33
Microsoft Edge 15 (64-bit) 30818 211.68

Methodology details

Computer setup

The test was performed on a desktop PC running the Windows 10 Creator's Update (15063.0 release). All tests were initiated manually on identical remote machines in a test lab (OptiPlex 7010 with Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3475S CPU @ 2.90GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.9GHz and 4GB RAM) with no other applications running. Power and internet cables were connected during the tests. Each test was run three times in each browser, with the median score reported above.

OS and browser versions

OS Windows 10 Pro 15063.0
Microsoft Edge Microsoft EdgeHTML 15.15063.0.0
Chrome Google Chrome 57.0.2987.110 (64-bit)
Firefox Firefox 52.0.1 (64-bit)

Hardware

Processor i5-3475S @ 2.90GHz (4 CPUs)
Memory 4GB