Sunday September 18, 2016

Microsoft Insists (Again) That Chrome Has Worse Battery Life Than Edge

If the company’s testing methodology is to be believed, the Anniversary Edition of Edge is even more efficient than the last major version (1511), which already saw lower power consumption compared to Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.

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The CPU, GPU, and Wifi antenna all used more power on the same workload when it was run using Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, when compared to Microsoft Edge, running on Windows 10 Anniversary Update (14393.105). Microsoft Edge used: 24% less power than Chrome, 32% less power than Opera, 43% less power than Firefox. Edge, Chrome, and Opera had a lower mean power consumption when comparing the Anniversary Update (1607) to the previous release (1511) whereas Firefox had virtually no change.