There is no doubt that Chrome is the “big brother” of the browser market, with a market share of nearly 67%. Followed by Firefox, IE and Edge, they were 9%, 7.4% and 5.6%, respectively, and never posed a direct threat. But Chromium-based Edge is expected to put some pressure on Chrome, which is available today for macOS, Windows and Android platforms.
So how much pressure can a new Chrome-based Edge put on Chrome? VentureBeats, amedia outlet, recently conducted a browser run test, which professionally tested chrome, Firefox, the new Edge and Brave browsers.
The test platform is Surface Laptop (Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB of memory and 256GB SSD), and divides 100GB of space to reinstall the 64-bit Windows 10 Pro system. All four browsers are up to date, including Chrome 79, Firefox 72, Edge 79 and Brave 1.2, each with all eight test slots, each of which is tested multiple times to average, with the following results:
SunSpider: Edge Wins!
Octane: Chrome Wins!
Kraken: Firefox Wins!
JetStream: Edge Wins!
MotionMark: Edge Wins!
Speedometer: Edge Wins!
Basemark: Brave Wins!
WebXPRT: Firefox Wins!
You can see that in all eight tests, Chromium-based Edge browser won four titles, while Chrome had only one, Firefox had two and Brave had 1. It will be a test of time as to whether such a result will attract more users to the new Edge.