Memory test for Browsers in Ubuntu 12.04

Today I have done an exercise to check how much memory each browser consume in Ubuntu 12.04.

I have tested 3 popular browsers by opening 10 sites in each tab

1. Google.com
2. Yahoo.com
3. BBC.com
4. WordPress.com
5. Gmail.com
6. CNN.com
7. Youtube.com
8. Mashable.com
9. Wikipedia.org
10. Bing.com

Opened above 10 tabs in each browser and verified the memory by using System Monitor

1. Mozilla Firefox – Version 14.0.1

Firefox memory consumption

2. Google Chrome – Version 21.0.1180.89

Chrome memory consumption

3. Opera – Version 12.01

Opera Memory Consumption

Firefox – 655 MB

Chrome – 652 MB

Opera – 318 MB

Firefox and Chrome consumes almost same amount of memory while Opera use just around half of others. So Opera is the absolute winner!!!!

So we must give 100% credits to opera. I am running my Ubuntu12.04 in a laptop with 2 GB ram. So if I open 10 tabs in firefox or chrome it will use more than 30% memory !!.

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