“Chrome emerged on top of this benchmark with 31,737. Chromium, to no surprise, took second with a score of 31,453. Opera came in third with 30,979. Fourth place went to Vivaldi at 30,772. It was followed by Firefox at 30628, and in a distant last place, Web at 27,949.”
See What’s the fastest Linux web browser?SJVN tried a bunch of web browsers against a bunch of benchmarks and recommends Google’s Chrome browser. I don’t think speed should be the deciding factor, especially when the differences are so small.
That’s not significant IMHO. More important to me is how the browser does its basic job, rendering web pages.
The reason I gave up on Chrome was that it got a big share of its speed by preloading pages. That’s parallel processing, normally a good thing, but when it clogs the connection to your ISP and uses up all available RAM, it’s not. Then there’s the spying… Chrome reports back to Big Brother what you’re doing. I don’t mind Google helping me navigate the web but in the days when NSA and a bunch of others are hacking the web, it’s insecure and a further burden on my expensive ISP connection. No thanks. I’ll stick with FireFox. It may be clunky in places, but it’s not out to get me.