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#1 Pajajn

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

Just starting my Firefox with bleepingcomputer makes it go up to 202MB ram usage.

Using Twitch stream with 720p on IE 8 using ~10-20 CPU usage and maximum 100MB ram.
The same stream with Firefox goes like this........

Firefox.exe 25CPU usage
Plugin container adds up another 25% cpu usage so more than twice that IE's using
350MB ram or more depending on

Why is it that way seriously? XP 32 by the way and Firefox 18.0.2  and IE 8 default with XP

 



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

Simply put, Firefox is more resource intensive.

 

There are tradeoffs though.  Firefox doesn't use DirectX, IE does.  DirectX could allow remote code execution, this makes it a potential security issue.

 

 
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