Edge browser uses less power – says Microsoft

June 22, 2016 3:52 pm | Updated 5 years ago.

Microsoft claims that its very own Edge, the default browser in Windows 10 uses 27% less power than Chrome and 35% less power than Firefox. Edge, developed by The Reymond Wash company performance in the marketplace has been used by less than 10% of the Windows10 population. Microsoft, in order to test the power consumption of the site in mill watts, performed a series of functions like opening sites, playing videos using Edge, Chrome Firefox, and Opera. Edge outperformed the others by consuming the lowest power followed by Chrome in the second place and Opera in the third.

Microsoft also conducted a telemetric test which relies on the Energy Estimation Engine (E3) to measure windows efficiency extensively on Windows 10 machines. The results of the test showed that Edge consumed 35% less power than Chrome.

Although, the number of people using Windows 10 registered a rise, but Edge couldn’t keep pace. Vendors around the world have endorsed the fact that there is a fall in the number of users of Edge as a browser.

Source: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3086996/microsoft-windows/microsoft-plugs-edge-browser-as-power-miser.html

Date of Publication: June 21, 2016