What is the Fastest Internet Browser for OS X? (2014 Edition)

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  1. lip5016 macrumors regular

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    What is the FASTEST Internet Browser for OSX? (2014 Edition)

    I'm a tech junkie, I love everything about technology.. especially FAST and EFFICIENT technology..

    I am currently using Google Chrome, and have nothing bad so say about it.. I like that I can "sign in" to Google Chrome pretty much anywhere (including my iPhone 5s), and instantly have access to all of my Bookmarks and Bookmark folders..

    I have seen a bunch of benchmark tests testing a bunch of available internet browsers on OSX.. however, the results seem a bit inconclusive and varying, and some that even support the notion that Safari is now FASTER than Google Chrome.. I'm not sure whether or not to believe it, and I don't really have the time/energy to conduct a series of tests on my own..

    What do you guys think? Is Google Chrome still considered the "fastest" when it comes to browsing/downloading?
     
  2. lip5016 thread starter macrumors regular

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    come on! someone has to have something to say about this?!
     
  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    Wait a day or two, until after Yosemite comes out - then ask again. Then check out Safari 8 in its final form, so much faster than 7.1. Check out Opera 25, which came out today. Chrome's laggy compared to both IMO.
     
  4. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    Benchmarks are deceiving. For example, Chromium always gets a lower overall score than Firefox on the www.speed-battle.com benchmark, but I have found that it's faster to load pages in real life on my machine.
     
  5. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Unless you like changing browsers frequently, pursuing some illusive answer to "efficiency", trying to identify "the fastest browser" is a fool's errand.

    Wait a week or two, or a month or two, and things will likely be different. Then wait another week or month, and things will be different again.

    Oh, and there's only a couple months plus a couple weeks left in 2014, so it's a bit late for a "2014 edition". I expect the One True Answer to change several times during 2015, too.
     

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