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Trashing Chrome, Microsoft Edge More Battery Efficiet with Anniversary Update

Following Google’s recent battery test on Chrome, the Redmond company claiming that with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Edge remains the best browser for extending battery life.

“The improved efficiency with Anniversary Update reflects improved background tab efficiency and networking, more efficient Flash and improvements to app frame,” wrties windows team.

In a round of testing battery life on Windows 10 Anniversary Update with browsers involving Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge, the team notes “Edge emerged 24-43 percent more efficient than competition for general purpose browsing such as “video playback, multi-tab productivity, shopping, social media and more.”

When streaming video, Edge lasts up to 23-69 percent longer – “more than 90 minutes longer than Google Chrome,” team said.

In this test, “Microsoft Edge lasted even longer – more than 13 hours! – and still beats Chrome by more than an hour. Microsoft Edge even lasted 62% longer – more than five hours! – when compared to Firefox,” team stated.

These enhancements, as well as those to Microsoft Edge and Windows, have paid off with 12 percent better overall rendering efficiency in simulated browsing.

Microsoft continues to work on Edge, and yesterday’s Windows Insiders Fast Ring update to build 14926 contained a number of improvements to Edge both on PC and mobile.

Team concluded the post saying “we’re passionate about making Microsoft Edge the most power efficient browser on Windows 10,” adding, “they’ll deliver more power-saving features and optimizations in upcoming releases.” To achieve this, “they’ll use fewer CPU cycles and will also minimize background activity impact when tabs are visible and out of view,” writes team.

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