Performance Test: Firefox 73 vs Chrome 80

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.

Performance Test: Firefox 73 vs Chrome 80

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.

Performance Test: Firefox 73 vs Chrome 80

THE ARES-6 BENCHMARK SHOWS IMPROVEMENTS IN PERFORMANCE FROM FIREFOX 72 TO FIREFOX 73, BUT STILL NOT MATCH THE FAST JAVASCRIPT PERFORMANCE OF CHROME 80.

Performance Test: Firefox 73 vs Chrome 80

The JavaScript Kraken benchmark, which runs a little faster in Firefox 73 and 74 Beta, is one of the few browser benchmarks that can beat Chrome 80 on Linux.

Performance Test: Firefox 73 vs Chrome 80

In the Octane benchmark, the Firefox version is not much different from Chrome 80.

Performance Test: Firefox 73 vs Chrome 80

Firefox 73 and 74 Beta perform slightly better on Basemark, but still can’t compare to Chrome.

Performance Test: Firefox 73 vs Chrome 80

Using CanvasMark, you can see that Firefox’s WebRender is a little bit of a performance-assisting.

Performance Test: Firefox 73 vs Chrome 80

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.

Performance Test: Firefox 73 vs Chrome 80

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.

Performance Test: Firefox 73 vs Chrome 80

Full test view:

https://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=firefox-73-benchmarks