The upcoming Firefox Quantum, or Firefox version 57, will be twice as fast as older versions of Firefox, according to the Mozilla Foundation, which is developing the browser.
Mozilla has decided to name Firefox 57, Firefox Quantum, to highlight the speed changes in this version. The new browser will be released on November 14, 2017 if all goes well with the development schedule.
The Mozilla Foundation reportedly used its (own) benchmark Speedometer 2.0 to compare him Firefox 52, a version of Firefox was released in March 2017, with Firefox 57 or Firefox Quantum a version currently only available in the Beta and Developer channel.
It should be noted that Speedometer 2.0 is still under development, but the results show that many things have improved in Firefox 57 compared to older versions of the browser.
A post on the official blog Mozilla reveals how developers managed to make Firefox Quantum so fast. One of the key changes is the efficient use of the multi-core CPU, for example when you open multiple pages.
This enhanced use of computer hardware makes Firefox Quantum dramatically faster. But the upcoming Firefox will include other improvements, according to the Mozilla Foundation, such as priorities in the tabs running in the foreground, and a multi-process architecture.
According to the Mozilla Foundation, the upcoming release fixes 468 bugs detected by Firefox developers.
Let's see, will Firefox ever get close to Google Chrome? A bit difficult, and according to others impossible, as for this Firefox will have to be rewritten from the beginning, and then it will not be Firefox… The video below shows a parallel comparison of loading times.
But let us be wary of benchmarks created by organizations or companies that present and market their products.