Firefox Quantum vs Safari vs Chrome - Ultimate macOS Browser Test!

mozilla just released a new firefox

quantum browser it's got a couple new

features including built-in screenshots

a safe for later feature named pocket in

a library that holds all of your pocket

saves bookmarks browsing history

screenshots in downloads in one spot

data can be synced between all of your

devices and you can instantly share open

tabs between them as well if you decide

to start using Firefox quantum you can

move all your data from any other

browser I've tested it out on our imac

and it's surprisingly clean and simple

it's extremely snappy when browsing the

web and adding new tabs mozilla says

it's twice as fast as chrome while using

30% less memory we decided to run some

benchmarks and speed tests between

firefox quantum chrome and safari we

also loaded each with a bunch of tabs

and also ran a few videos at once to see

how they perform if you're on a Mac

chances are Safari is going to be the

best choice since it supports the rest

of the Apple ecosystem with added

features like handoff in Safari autofill

which automatically syncs with your

iPhone that feature was recently

revolutionized with face ID on the

iPhone 10 with instant autofill without

having to tap any buttons at all if

you'd like to learn how that works click

the card above I ran this test on an

almost fully equipped 2017 5k iMac with

40 gigabytes of RAM total after adding

in an extra 32 gigabytes while running

the benchmarks

I used ice stat menus to monitor the

process usage for each browser and noted

the maximum usage at any given time the

usage is displayed in relative % so it

won't be limited to a total of a hundred

percent like the CPU sensor shows how

usage isn't always a bad thing since it

could just mean that it's well optimized

but it can also lead to higher CPU

temperatures and allowed our fan if CPU

usage is through the roof then you

should expect a big boost in performance

otherwise it's inefficient we first ran

an Tutu's html5 benchmark Firefox was a

little bit behind the other browsers but

it used the least amount of processing

power Safari for some reason used a huge

amount then we ran jetstream 1.1 firefox

be chrome while using the same

of processing power Safari on the other

hand destroyed both of them but it was

demanding next up is octane 2.0 Firefox

was right under Chrome but use less


Safari beat them both again while using

much more power then we ran speedometer

2.0 Firefox actually beat both of the

other browsers this time while using

much less power next up is re six and a

lower score is now better Chrome and

Safari destroyed Firefox in this test

while using not that much more

processing power finally we have motion

mark Firefox gets completely mauled by

the other browsers and surprisingly

Safari actually uses the least amount of

power this time we averaged the maximum

power usage for all the tests and found

that Firefox use the least while Safari

used the most

we don't blame Safari though since they

outperformed the other two we decided to

run all the benchmarks at once on each

browser the maximum processor usage for

Firefox was 540 percent in the actual

CPU usage sat around 60 percent the

scores averaged around 34 percent slower

while running them all at once chrome on

the other hand had a maximum process

usage of seven hundred thirty five

percent with around 85 percent of actual

CPU usage and the fan noise definitely

showed it the benchmarks averaged around

55 percent slower while running in

tandem Safari also had a hefty 716

percent maximum process usage with

around 80 percent CPU usage so the fan

kicked up just like on Chrome however

the benchmark scores averaged around 37

percent slower which is still pretty


we were extremely impressed with Firefox

being able to run all the benchmarks at

once and only kicking up the CPU to 60%

now let's transition into some

real-world tests our first test was the

time how long it takes to open and load

nine of the most popular websites we got

our stopwatch ready and ran through each

set of sites three times for accuracy

chrome destroyed the other browsers with

Firefox lagging behind Safari was right

in the middle then we decided to see how

each browser would handle 20 different

Apple insider articles open in tab

at the same time firefox use the least

amount of ram and we also found that

firefox only used one extra process for

every 5 open tabs while Safari and

Chrome had an extra process for each tab

all browsers were snappy when switching

between tabs but chrome was pretty slow

to close tabs compared to Firefox Safari

on the other hand was able to close tabs

as fast as we could click we found that

chrome actually crashed in froze during

this test that isn't surprising since

I've experienced a lot of crash tabs

using Chrome for our final test we

decided to run 5 YouTube videos at the

same time Firefox again used a least

amount of RAM for this test chrome

stayed at around 60 to 70% CPU usage

while playing back five videos and it

was choppy when switching back and forth

between them the CPU also got very hot

and the fan was going at full blast

while using Firefox CPU usage was at a

shockingly low 10% playback was very

smooth and a fan didn't kick up Safari

did even better with CPU usage ranging

from 5 to 10% playback and switching

between videos was also very smooth

after running all these tests we are

extremely impressed with Firefox quantum

while it may not be the fastest web

browser it definitely used the least

amount of processing power in RAM Safari

can be quite power hungry but it's

extremely quick and we can definitely

say that chrome is a least reliable

browser there hasn't been much time to

really test how well Firefox quantum

works for day-to-day use but it's

definitely off to a good start it's also

very clean and simple just like Safari

in the end it all boils down to which

browser offers you the features you love

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