Microsoft Edge beats Chrome and Firefox in battery performance

Microsoft has stated its Edge browser still boasts more efficient power consumption than its rivals, following the roll-out of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Microsoft stated in June that its Edge Internet browser was more power efficient than Chrome, Firefox, and Opera on Windows 10 devices.

Google recently released its own findings, stating Chrome had improved its power usage on devices – resulting in Microsoft’s latest post.

“With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we made a number of additional improvements to make Microsoft Edge last even longer,” said Microsoft.

It said Edge was “still the best choice for extending your battery life on Windows 10”, and was up to 24%-43% more efficient than the competition for general purpose browsing and lasted up to 23%-69% longer when streaming video.


“Microsoft Edge remains the most efficient browser on Windows 10, offering 24%-43% more efficiency across a sample of typical activities including video playback, multi-tab productivity, shopping, social media, and more.”

As shown in the video below, Microsoft said Edge easily passed the competition when it came to streaming video – beating Google’s browser’s playback time by 45%.

“Regardless of which test you choose, the conclusion is the same: Microsoft Edge lets you browse and watch longer.”

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