Chrome, Firefox, and Opera GX are all known browsers and offers different functionalities and purpose. Chrome and Firefox are used by everyone for every need, whereas Opera GX is mainly used and called a Gaming browser.
Initially launched in 2002, Firefox Browser, also known as Mozilla Firefox or simply Firefox, is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards.
Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows built with free software components from Apple WebKit and Mozilla Firefox. It was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android where it is the default browser built into the OS.
Initially released in 1995, Opera is a multi-platform web browser developed by Opera Software. Opera is a Chromium-based browser. It distinguishes itself from other browsers through its user interface and other features. Opera was initially released in April 1995, making it one of the oldest desktop web browsers still actively developed today.
Ideal System Resource Usage
In this test, we have monitored the usage of Chrome browser in a laptop with 4 GB Ram, Intel CORE i3 with Intel HD Graphics, and no SSD.
Our RAM usage was 905MB in an ideal situation, and CPU usage remains between 1-2%.
Opera GX Resource Usage
With Only One Tab Open
Opera GX with just 1 tab open, consumes 1.68GB of RAM, and 3% of CPU usage. RAM usage went up from 905MB to 1.68GB, with just one tab open. Which is the highest of all web browsers.
Usage with 5 tabs open
When we opened a total of 5 tabs in the Opera GX web browser, RAM usage increased from 1.68GB to 2.39GB, which is a total of 0.71GB increase in RAM usage, and a 5% increase in CPU Usage.
Firefox Resource Usage
With one tab opened
Firefox consumed a total of 1.24of RAM with just one tab opened. which is the lowest RAM usage of all web browsers. Chrome used 1.40GB of RAM, whereas Opera GX used 1.68GB of RAM.
Firefox also has the lowest CPU usage of all web browsers.
With 5 tabs opened
When we opened 5 tabs in the Firefox web browser, RAM usage went up from 1.24GB to 1.85GB, and CPU usage went from 1% to 3%.
Chrome Resource Usage
With Only one Tab Open
When we opened just a single tab in Chrome, RAM usage went up to 1.40GB, whereas the CPU usage went up from 1-2% to 5%.
As we can see by just opening one tab in chrome, RAM usage went up to 1.40GB from 905MB, which is quite a number.
With 5 Tabs Open
As we can see in the picture above, when we opened 5 tabs in Chrome, the RAM usage went up from 1.40GB to 1.95GB, which is an approx 0.5GB higher. And CPU usage went up from 5% to 35% (CPU usage fluctuates depending on the processes).
Opera GX vs Firefox vs Chrome – Conclusion
|Web Browser||Usage (with 1 tab opened)/ Ideal RAM Usage 905MB||Usage (with 5 tab opened)/ Ideal RAM Usage 905MB|
|Opera GX||RAM: 1.68GB
If we look at the resource usage in all the browsers firefox uses the lowest amount of RAM, but the number of features firefox provides is much less than that provided by Opera GX and Chrome.
Opera GX is known as a Gaming Browser with a feature-rich experience. Whereas the Chrome browser is well known, and mostly used browser. Opera GX vs Chrome
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