1.    01 Aug 2015 #1
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    Microsoft Edge performance and efficiency


    For many people who have almost exclusively used Modern and Desktop IE, do you guys notice that Microsoft Edge consumes far more RAM and much higher idle CPU usage than Modern/Desktop IE?

    One way to test this is to open cnn.com on both browsers one at a time and observe how much CPU and RAM Microsoft Edge consumes compared to IE. Browser power efficiency is critical for me as I use a tablet primarily.

    Also, as an option for those using Intel CPUs, you can download a temperature/CPU frequency monitoring program to see the idle CPU usage for both browsers
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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2
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    I looked at the memory and processor usage of both browsers doing the same things, and it looked like IE11 was using several times more memory than Edge as well as far more processor time than Edge. Edge was created as a Universal Windows Platform app that could run well on everything from desktops down to phones.
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  3.    01 Aug 2015 #3
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    This is precisely why I don't like MS Edge in its current version:

    EDGE:

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    IE 11 desktop:
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    Here are my test websites:
    BBC news, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Telegraph and the Expert Reviews website
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  4.    01 Aug 2015 #4
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    I noticed that after a while it becomes very unstable when watching a video after 1-2 hours.

    It went full screen instead of closing and took a while to accept the command to close as well.

    I like it as a browser but I do find it's stability to be somewhat lacking after longer stints of usage.
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  5.    01 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggelan View Post
    I noticed that after a while it becomes very unstable when watching a video after 1-2 hours.

    It went full screen instead of closing and took a while to accept the command to close as well.

    I like it as a browser but I do find it's stability to be somewhat lacking after longer stints of usage.
    Glad I'm not the only one. After browsing a while, each of those tabs will eat more and more CPU and RAM even when idle then slow down considerably. I like the Edge functionality wise, but I need the stability and efficiency of IE 11 since my battery is cut in 1/2 by just using Edge exclusively.
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  6.    02 Aug 2015 #6
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    Edge is far more stable than IE11 for me. Can't use something that always crash.
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  7.    02 Aug 2015 #7
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    Something wrong with your IE though. Mine extremely rarely crashes. It also gives me an extra hour battery life compared to any browsers
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