Here's a question that faces every Windows 10 user: do you download a third-party browser or stick with the Internet Explorer and Edge browsers that Microsoft has provided?
In this test, we have taken five browsers - Chrome (v51.0), Opera (v38), Firefox (v47), as well as the bundled Edge (v25.10586) and Internet Explorer (v11.420) browsers - and tested them using five of the most popular benchmarks to find out which is the best and worst browser.
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Here are the tests:
- Kraken 1.1: An updated version of the SunSpider benchmark. Lower scores are better.
- RoboHornet: A benchmark designed around performance pain points real web developers care about. Larger scores are better.
- HTML5test: A benchmark that tests how well a browser supports the HTML5 standard and related specifications. Larger scores are better, and the top score possible is 555.
I carried out the tests on a Huawei MateBook with a 1.51GHz Intel Core m3 processor and 4GB of RAM. The system runs Windows 10 Home.
The device was plugged in for the tests, and all power-saving options were switched off.
Here are the raw results, which are an average of three runs...