This week’s Firefox 73 stable version has been released, and Firefox 74 is in beta, with Michael Larabel, founder and lead author of the Phoronix website, benchmarking the new version using Phoronix Test Suite 。
Phoronix Test Suite is a comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform. Available for testing of Linux, Solaris, macOS, Windows, and BSD systems, the suite contains test components in a variety of dimensions.
The test was primarily designed to study the performance of Firefox 73 and to see how its performance affected Firefox 74 in the initial beta release, and the authors tested the latest benchmark of Firefox 72/73/74 on Ubuntu Linux with/without WebRender, and compared it to the current state of Chrome. Here are some of these conclusions.
In the Octane benchmark, the Firefox version is not much different from Chrome 80.
Firefox 73 and 74 Beta perform slightly better on Basemark, but still can’t compare to Chrome.
Using CanvasMark, you can see that Firefox’s WebRender is a little bit of a performance-assisting.
MotionMark benefits from Mozilla’s WebRender, but the impact is actually less than in previous versions than the Firefox 74 Beta 1. However, even with WebRender, it’s far from comparable to Chrome.
Firefox 73’s performance in The Speedometer test has improved dramatically, but it has declined slightly on Firefox 74 Beta.
In addition, when testing WebAssembly-related performance, it was found that several browsers were generally flat.
To sum up, Chrome still has the best performance in these browser benchmarks, but you can see that Firefox 73 and Firefox 74 Beta are doing well.
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