1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       09 Jul 2015 #1

    Edge not faster than IE 11


    Edge is not any faster than IE 11 on my laptop with SSD.

    Google Chrome has it by a mile!
    Even Firefox beats it hands down.

    The fact that Edge will not likely have any extensions to test by July 29 is a huge deception.
    After all, people who have computers live in their browsers!
    So, what kind of browser is Edge supposed to be?
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Jul 2015 #2

    Benchmarks say differently.

    Microsoft Edge is already beating IE, Chrome and Firefox in JavaScript benchmarks | Windows Central

    Most importantly, Edge uses significantly less memory and resources...
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,289
    Win 10 Pro x64
       09 Jul 2015 #3

    Without extensions and add-ons, there is no weight to drag. Edge will of course be faster and use less resources.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
       10 Jul 2015 #4

    danielson said: View Post
    Edge is not any faster than IE 11 on my laptop with SSD.

    Google Chrome has it by a mile!
    Even Firefox beats it hands down.

    The fact that Edge will not likely have any extensions to test by July 29 is a huge deception.
    After all, people who have computers live in their browsers!
    So, what kind of browser is Edge supposed to be?
    You should try Waterfox:
    Waterfox - The fastest 64-Bit browser on the web

    ... as it's a direct 64 bit port of Firefox.

    Two things I quite like of Firefox/Waterfox are sharing of profiles and AdBlock Plus. I dislike adverts.

    Will Edge have something similar to AdBlock Plus?
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10
    win10
       10 Jul 2015 #5

    danielson said: View Post
    Edge is not any faster than IE 11 on my laptop with SSD.

    Google Chrome has it by a mile!
    Even Firefox beats it hands down.

    The fact that Edge will not likely have any extensions to test by July 29 is a huge deception.
    After all, people who have computers live in their browsers!
    So, what kind of browser is Edge supposed to be?
    Try clearing cache in FF and chrome before comparing
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       10 Jul 2015 #6

    I prefer Cyberfox. It does not share it's profile with Firefox.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 30
    Windows 7 Professional 64bit
       10 Jul 2015 #7

    pjmarkert said: View Post
    Try clearing cache in FF and chrome before comparing
    Point is, even without clearing cache, both FF and Chrome are faster than IE.
    Don't use IE for lack of extensions, so don't have to clear cache there.
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10
    win10
       10 Jul 2015 #8

    The cache saves pages locally for faster loading, chrome will load slower after cache is cleared
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