Firefox 69 / 70 Beta Against Chrome 76 On Ubuntu Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 6 September 2019. Page 3 of 3. 22 Comments

JetStream is another one of the rare cases where Firefox beats out Chrome currently, at least from the Ubuntu 19.04 operating system stack.

With CanvasMark, Chrome returns to offering its significantly faster performance on Linux.

MotionMark is one of the benchmarks showing Mozilla's WebRender to its full potential. In addition, it shows the nice evolution of WebRender from Firefox 68 through the brand new Firefox 69 and the Firefox 70 Beta delivers another big step up in performance as it tries to eventually close the performance gap with Chrome.

With the Speedometer benchmark the newer Firefox 68/70 builds were slightly faster than Firefox 68 but Chrome 76 still maintained a healthy lead.

Lastly is the geometric mean of all the results shown in this article for the different browser benchmarks. Chrome 76 was 48% faster than Firefox 70 Beta but that shrunk to 25% when WebRender was enabled thanks to the healthy improvements found in the relevant benchmarks like MotionMark. There's still a ways to go for Firefox to close the performance gap on Linux with Chrome, but at least these Firefox 69 and Firefox 70 Beta benchmarks show progress is being made.

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