That's why performance benchmarks are available. Phoronix today released a performance test comparison report between Chrome and Firefox to capture the performance of new versions of Chrome and Firefox. The test subjects are the latest stable versions of Chrome 75 and Firefox 67, and the latest beta version of Firefox 68.
Although the market share of Chrome and Firefox is very different, does this mean that the strength level of both is the same? Let's take a look at the latest Linux Web browser benchmarks.
P.S: The browsers tested are all Linux versions, and they all provide WebRender functionality.
The test environment and machine configuration are as follows:
This test uses popular browser benchmarks, and automated tests based on Elenium/Web Driver are provided by Phoronix Test Suite, a Phoronix test suite.
The Octane benchmark is designed to evaluate the performance of a browser in executing a large and complex Web application that users need daily.
In WebXPRT benchmarking, the performance of the two browsers is basically the same. WebXPRT benchmarks are mainly used to test the performance of HTML5.
BaseMark is used to test the browser's performance comprehensively, including the latest Web standards and feature tests, which can better reflect the browser's comprehensive performance. The higher the test results, the better the representative performance.
According to the test results, the performance of Chrome 75 can be said to be far behind Firefox 67 and 68. However, Firefox's performance has also improved in the new version. Compared with Firefox 67, the performance of Firefox 68 has improved by about 16%.
JetStream is a scoring software for testing latency and throughput. It belongs to intensive testing. The larger the test value, the better the result.
After watching so many tests, Firefox has been in the doldrums, and the results of this test are a few that Firefox is better than Chrome. As you can see, Firefox 68's performance is slightly higher than Chrome's, and the gap between Firefox 67 and Chrome 75 is relatively small.
In the HTML 5 CanvasMark test, Chrome 75 again surpassed Firefox 67, but Firefox 68 is following Chrome in an effort to reduce the gap between the two.
MotionMark benchmark is a test for browser graphics rendering function. As you can see, thanks to WebRender, Firefox 68 Beta's performance gap before and after WebRender was enabled is significant, and it has more than doubled since it was enabled. But compared with Chrome, Firefox still lags far behind, and Chrome 75 is almost 10 times as good as Firefox 67.
Speedometer is a performance test that repeats the same operation using DOM API. The higher the value, the better. The test results are in good agreement with the previous ones: Firefox 68 performs better than Firefox 67, but still lags behind Chrome 75.
Statistics of total test results
According to the above benchmark test results, the statistical summary and the calculation of the geometric average, the results are as shown in the figure above.
The Firefox 68 Beta is about 16% faster than the current stable Firefox 67.0, up to 27% if WebRender, is enabled. Although Firefox performance has improved a lot, in Chrome this