Why is Safari so much slower than Chrome?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sakurambo-kun, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Sakurambo-kun macrumors 6502


    Oct 30, 2015
    Is there any hope for Safari ever improving? I try to use it, daily even, but time after time when I run into yet another YouTube stutter or appalling Google Maps frame rate I go back to Chrome. It's a sorry state of affairs that Google are writing better OS X apps than Apple.
  2. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    I can't answer "why". I can offer that I have zero issues with Safari and Chrome. Regarding YouTube and GMaps I believe that Google is blocking services to Safari - using those two sites in Safari work so much better when I change Safari's User Agent to Chrome, such as "Satellite" in Safari changing to "Earth" when the User Agent is changed to Chrome, just like it shows up in Chrome. I watched several HD videos in Safari just last night in a Guest User Profile with the User Agent changed and they looked fantastic on my BenQ 4k display...
  3. komatsu macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2010
    About time somebody brought this issue up.

    I work with different Safari users everyday. The use it because "it came with the system" but they
    find it quite slow. Then you install Chrome and see their faces delight in the speed difference.

    I cannot understand the reason either why Apple got an intrinsic part of the computing experience so wrong.
  4. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    Chrome has been my browser of choice for a long time. It's a far better browser than Safari.

    Google employs a large number of highly skilled engineers that specifically design Google products for OS X and iOS. They've done a wonderful job. Thanks to them my Mac and iPhone experience has been terrific.

    I use the full set of Google Apps on both my iPhone and Nexus 6P, it's the best of both worlds.

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