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Date: 05/13/10 12:31 PM

76 Responses to Google Chrome Speed Tests Against The Elements

  1. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
    363 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 2:04 am
    Link: Google Chrome Speed Tests Against The Elements - What`s faster than Google Chrome? Potato guns? Lightning? This is an interesting way to find out...
  2. Profile photo of xxxveganxxx
    xxxveganxxx Male 13-17
    383 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    I think the speed of ANY browser depends more on your internet connection, I have used Firefox, IE and Chrome, and the only reason I still use Firefox is because I like the layout of buttons...
  3. Profile photo of alimander
    alimander Female 18-29
    182 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    I seriously love google chrome =]
  4. Profile photo of MrRubik
    MrRubik Male 13-17
    68 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    is it faster than a Chuck Norris Roundhouse Kick?
  5. Profile photo of BRITATTACK
    BRITATTACK Female 13-17
    198 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    That was cool.
  6. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    Interesting. They must be in a great area for prepostero-boradband if that was genuine. It takes about 5-10 seconds on a good day where I live.
  7. Profile photo of Aus10816
    Aus10816 Male 18-29
    639 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    Chrome = FAST
    Firefox = Customization
    IE = Retarded
  8. Profile photo of plurr4all
    plurr4all Male 18-29
    153 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    To answer MrRubik...no.
  9. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    May 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    The sound wave one was the most wonderfully,coolest slo-mos I`ve ever seen !

    My wife keeps telling me to get Chrome, but I`ve been using Firefox for so long I`m scared to change.
  10. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Anything, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, ANYTHING But Internet Explorer pleaseeeeeeee
  11. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    of course it`s fast, its commercial
  12. Profile photo of Kryptonite
    Kryptonite Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    I agree with Aus10816. Plus, I personally love the lack of tool bars on google chrome, given my screen is only 9".
  13. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    "I think the speed of ANY browser depends more on your internet connection, I have used Firefox, IE and Chrome, and the only reason I still use Firefox is because I like the layout of buttons..."

    True that, with a good Internet speed the difference between speeds is pretty much unnoticeable
  14. Profile photo of SilverWolfie
    SilverWolfie Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Element: potato?
  15. Profile photo of 5405841
    5405841 Female 18-29
    527 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    i`m using chrome right now :)
  16. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    The reason I use Firefox is because it`s more customizable. Gotta love the add-ons.
    I don`t know what these clips were supposed to prove, but they`re awesome. Chrome is pretty cool too.
  17. Profile photo of tstyblucryns
    tstyblucryns Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    i`m using chrome as well. it`s fast and minimalistic, that`s all i need.
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    yumyum1 Male 18-29
    129 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 1:56 pm
    i`d like to see the between-browser tests please
  19. Profile photo of Tacit
    Tacit Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Let me just clear this up as it is a common misconception. This video has NOTHING to do with their download rate, their webspeed, their connection or what ever you want to call it. Its only showing how fast Chrome can display a webpage that it has already loaded, which is never the less very impressive. And thats why its called a rendering test. Obviously Chrome wont speed up your internet connection, the only thing it can do for you is display whatever website you want to see as fast as it can. Thats the only thing this video is showing.
  20. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    I find this very appropriate right now:

  21. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    firefox is still faster at rendering and has better features.

    I have both loaded on my high end gaming PC and wanted to like Chrome but could not see a reason to use it over firefox...
  22. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    Chrome = fast and customizable

    protip: google "Chrome extensions"

    Firefox fanboys need to quit being scared, and make the move.
  23. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    I use chrome just for streaming videos because all in all my computer kinda sucks. :/ Firefox seems to take up more memory and it has a lot of trouble loading up videos.

    But I`m paranoid of most sites having bad scripts on them, so I have to use Firefox`s Noscript. I ran into a nasty piece of adware from this site in fact. -_-; It`s becoming more and more common for any website to distribute possible viruses or adware just because of the advertisements on it since they are generated off-site.
  24. Profile photo of MLime
    MLime Female 13-17
    126 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    I use chrome
    And..TESLA COIL <3333333
  25. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9240 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    I love Chrome, the rest of you can drat with whatever you want.
  26. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    I`m using Chrome right now. It really is noticeably faster, and I have not had any virus issues since I switched from Infection Explorer.
  27. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Google has way to much money! this proves it, but its still cool and i thank google for taking the time to make it! I love google :)
  28. Profile photo of vstorm
    vstorm Male 30-39
    158 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    OK this convinced me to try it...
  29. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    @OrangeCrow, I got adware last week and had no idea where it came from
    i think you may have just answered my question

    also, Firefox has more extensions and themes/personnas
    AKA more personalizable

    BUT i like how chrome has a task manager lol
  30. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
    1306 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    I use opera because I find its the most convenient, it`s got a lot of features and it`s very organized, but for facebook, youtube, and aol.com chrome takes the cake.
  31. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    It depends on the speed of your internet connection, or hard drive(s)
  32. Profile photo of KekS
    KekS Male 18-29
    588 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    I`ve been using opera since version 6 and these completely pointless tests won`t make me switch to anything else. I like slo-mo shots though.
  33. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    May 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    I`ve had it for awhile, never really got that into it. However this does take the term "fast as lightning" literally.
  34. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    Google Chrome.

    Faster than potatoes.
  35. Profile photo of green_batman
    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    The first two tests are very unscientific in their approach. Some of the kinetic energy of the potato is lost due to the slicer that it flies through. There is also a little bit of time wasted actually giving the potato the force to propel it forward.

    The second test slows the sound waves. Even light waves are slowed by passing through different materials; sound waves are also slowed by passing through certain materials. Sound waves travel faster through air than through a viscous liquid. It wouldn`t be as visually persuasive, but the more scientific route would be to have a microphone with very short range sensors pick up on the travelling sound wave.
  36. Profile photo of wtfstfu
    wtfstfu Male 13-17
    112 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    i dont believe that the song waves test was accurate because it takes more engery to move that paint alot more than it would to just move the air and cause the sonic vibrations
  37. Profile photo of shappy
    shappy Male 18-29
    757 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    firefox ftw!
  38. Profile photo of Tobunshi
    Tobunshi Male 18-29
    678 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    Why did I watch this?
  39. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    "MrYouKnow
    Male, 13-17, Eastern US
    315 Posts Thursday, May 13, 2010 3:45:44 PM
    Google Chrome.

    Faster than potatoes"
    ----
    That should be their new tagline.
  40. Profile photo of FontFace
    FontFace Male 18-29
    91 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    Google Chrome.

    Superfast Internet connection sold separately.
  41. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    I`m sick of EVERY browser that comes out claiming its the fastest... because it isn`t true. I click on Firefox, THEN Safari a second later. Safari has the page opened and fully displayed before Firefox has even shown a blank canvas. EVERY time. On Macs at least, Safari beats everything.
  42. Profile photo of MizzMe
    MizzMe Female 18-29
    509 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    I downloaded chrome. It`s spiffy icon is sitting on my desktop begging for me to click it. I`m too used to FF and IE. Don`t worry chrome, I`ll use you some day.
  43. Profile photo of dormetheus
    dormetheus Male 18-29
    30 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    "The second test slows the sound waves. Even light waves are slowed by passing through different materials; sound waves are also slowed by passing through certain materials. Sound waves travel faster through air than through a viscous liquid. It wouldn`t be as visually persuasive, but the more scientific route would be to have a microphone with very short range sensors pick up on the travelling sound wave."

    False. Sound travels faster and further through denser materials, i.e. liquid. The test isn`t really measuring the speed of sound, though, just how quickly a speaker can project paint, which is two different things.
  44. Profile photo of Raisin_Hell
    Raisin_Hell Male 18-29
    277 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    FontFace
    Male, 18-29, Western US 3 Posts Thursday, May 13, 2010 4:57:01 PM
    Google Chrome.

    Superfast Internet connection sold separately.


    This.
  45. Profile photo of xtkm1x
    xtkm1x Male 13-17
    432 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    Why does it matter dormetheus? The browser loads around as fast as a sound wave; I could care less what it`s travelling through. That`s fast enough for me.

    (But i`m still gonna stick to firefox just because. :)
  46. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    That is the most interesting way to make french fries I have ever seen.
  47. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
    363 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    "Google Chrome.

    Faster than potatoes."

    I think that`s actually pretty close to the original description I submitted but I can`t remember the exact wording :P.
  48. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    I use chrome, and though I would like to have some of the little add-ons that I used with Firefox, I`ve been making due.

    It`s definitely a lot faster than any of the others I`ve used... Probably because it`s so simple, and not weighed down with so many stupid add-ons, for that matter...
  49. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    EPIC FRIES! Who cares about google chrome. Until i get a new computer it`s IE/Firefox for me
  50. Profile photo of ilfg
    ilfg Male 18-29
    336 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 9:04 pm
    wonder what kind of connection he`s got. and on top of that, if they cleared the cache first.
  51. Profile photo of Kittycat101
    Kittycat101 Female 13-17
    150 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    YOU CAN MAKE LIGHTNING? JESUS.
    i have to try this.
  52. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    "@OrangeCrow, I got adware last week and had no idea where it came from
    i think you may have just answered my question"

    @SomeShoes: Yeah you really can`t trust any websites anymore these days. I let my guard down and used Firefox here without Nocript on and right away I got a crappy piece of adware, which thankfully went away when I did system restore. It`s normally not the site itself causing the problems, but the advertisments on the page hiding some nasty scripts.

    So that`s why I recommend getting No-script or Adblocker on Firefox and NEVER turning it off completely for any website. I`m not sure if there`s an equivalent to that on Google Chrome yet, but I will check. It`s been a while since I`ve properly used it for anything useful, so maybe there`s some more things released for it now.
  53. Profile photo of TCullen23
    TCullen23 Female 18-29
    330 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 10:40 pm
    i am currently using chrome on this computer... it SUCKS!! B-|
  54. Profile photo of Windrider15
    Windrider15 Male 13-17
    656 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    i love chrome...
  55. Profile photo of GRAAAAA
    GRAAAAA Male 13-17
    17 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 11:39 pm
    if you look closely you will notice that the mouse cursor is always over the forward button so all they did was load the page go back then when the mouse was hit it just clicked forward
  56. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    May 13, 2010 at 11:47 pm
    "Because, if you have a Tesla coil, that`s what you want to... Hey, why the f#ck do you you have a Tesla coil, anyway? Tesla didn`t even know why he made that thing! He thought he could sell it to the US Army as part of a lightning gun."
  57. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
    680 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 12:07 am
    Wow, GRAAAAA, you`re right!
  58. Profile photo of bataleon27
    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 12:29 am
    chrome sucks monkey balls. It really isn`t all that fast...
  59. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 2:14 am
    i hate it, its pish!...firefox be the king,
  60. Profile photo of bridog6996
    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 2:36 am
    Chrome definitely rocks. Used Firefox for years and recently decided to try out Chrome and never went back. The main drawback is that Chrome is still not totally stable, and crashes every so often.
  61. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 4:15 am
    That`s a Mac site - Haven`t got Firefox installed at present on either of my PC`s but I assume it works just the same on PC.
  62. Profile photo of NitroJunkie
    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 5:52 am
    Eventually, Chrome `rots`, and you have to reinstall. For example, after a few months, YouTube wouldn`t display properly, Hulu was just...ugh..., and photobucket didn`t work at all. Fortunately, it`s easy and fairly quick to wipe Chrome out with the Revo Uninstaller, re-install, and port everything over.
    I love the AdThwart and Mouse Strokes extensions...
    Oh, and I love my potato gun. Got banned from the local college campus for a year because of it.
  63. Profile photo of AaronE
    AaronE Male 18-29
    54 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 6:11 am
    I don`t care how you feel about the product. Best. Commercial. Ever.
  64. Profile photo of citizen_kane
    citizen_kane Male 18-29
    272 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 6:15 am
    safari on mac is way faster even than overclocked firefox. although it`s hard to tell with wi-fi
  65. Profile photo of Webz
    Webz Male 18-29
    542 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 6:27 am
    Satisfied Chrome user since it was released :)
  66. Profile photo of TIMESWORDSMN
    TIMESWORDSMN Male 13-17
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    May 14, 2010 at 10:22 am
    I`ve been using Chrome since the first day it was released and I love it. Still not as fast as lightning but it`s pretty damn fast.
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    zmeace Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 11:38 am
    hahahaha the video reminds me of in Requiem For A Dream whenever someone shoots the drugs into their body
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    zmeace Male 18-29
    807 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 11:44 am
    could someone please tell me that the person who did the design for Requiem For A Dream directed this video also


    the lightning test was f.ucking incredible
  69. Profile photo of lyonartime
    lyonartime Male 18-29
    260 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    Used chrome since release. A+. using it now.
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    astro900 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    Cool demo :)
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    wow that was neat.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    May 15, 2010 at 8:03 am
    I installed Chrome and realised just how slow and bulky Firefox is. Used FF for years but now its just like a dithering old fogey
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    Sammykins666 Female 18-29
    58 posts
    May 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    wow, that was fun
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm
    Weeeellll...that was F`ing weird.

    Google chome is neat though.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2010 at 1:46 am
    Thanks for pointing that out Graaaa - cheaters!

    and Nitro junkie - that`s one story I`d like to hear sometime.

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