Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Afbar1114, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2012
  2. mactumors macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2008
    Depends on the time of year. Safari is sometimes faster after Apple updates it to a new version number. Chrome catches up by releasing a new version every 2 months so it usually faster.

    They're pretty comparable. People decide which to use based on features.
  3. macalec macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2012
    I like safari better, but chrome can be faster. Also chrome is shedding webkit so they will most likely be faster in time.
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Speed really doesn't matter. All modern browser are so close in performance that it really doesn't matter. Internet Bandwidth, to server latency and all those things make more of a difference.

    Choose a browsers based on what offers good usability because that is the point of a browser. It is a GUI that should enable you to comfortably navigate the web. They all render sites in split seconds whether one is 0.4ms faster nobody can possibly notice. The news sites only make these benchmarks because it is easy and objective. GUI comparison is tedious and very subjective.

    I think Safari sucks in usability. Chrome is much better.
  5. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Amen to this! I use Safari simply because it fits the OS X theme better (for me at least).
  6. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    In todays age almost all browser are fast , you can make your a lil bit faster if you change your dns to google
  7. Russtopher macrumors regular


    Apr 17, 2016
    Pacific Northwest
    I'm wondering which one to go with on I phone 5. It probably doesn't make much difference?

  8. jerryk macrumors 68040

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    These days the javascript engine is probably the gating factors. So many sites have tons of ads and other controls that contain script.
  9. Quasselstripper, Dec 5, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2016

    Quasselstripper macrumors regular


    Feb 7, 2016
    Southern Germany
    You shouldn't be concerned about the speed. They're both fast.

    Think about:
    • Energy consumption
    • Privacy
    • UX
    • Most importantly: TouchBar integration ;)

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