Vivaldi vs Opera vs Chrome

  • So out of curiosity I did a little test where I compared page load/render times of those 3 browsers. I noticed that Vivaldi was a bit slower and I thought that Opera was a bit faster than Chrome so I wanted to check.

    I cleared all browsing data completely on each browser before testing and I used incognito mode with only one extension enabled and that is Page Load Time which I used to measure load times.

    Browser versions:

    • Opera 42.0.2393.94
    • Google Chrome 56.0.2924.59
    • Vivaldi 1.6.689.40

    Sites on which I measured load time:


    Every page was loaded 10 times. So I opened the page, wait for it to load, close the page and repeat 10 times.

    Computer specs:

    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5570
    RAM: 8GB DDR3
    HDD: WD Blue 1TB

    Test results:

    SUM of all load times

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    All load times in milliseconds

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    NOTE: I did this completely for fun and out of curiosity just to get some rough results. I don't know how credible are these results because there are certainly a lot of factors that could've potentially affect the load times. I also don't know if the extension that I was using to measure the load times is measuring load time correctly. So don't take this results for granted.

  • @LongLife Nice comparison. I've always wondered, and imho this comparison is somewhat pretty accurate. I've done some tests in the past myself and have had similar results as yours, in terms of speed. I wonder if it has something to do with the Adaptive Interface Color changing feature, since it has to register the color of the webpage then to match the interface with the webpage which may affect load times. Not sure though. Just a wild guess lol

  • @cenon415 said in Vivaldi vs Opera vs Chrome:

    I wonder if it has something to do with the Adaptive Interface Color changing feature

    I actually turned off that feature while I was testing.

    What I noticed is that Vivaldi has noticeably slower initial load times and after that it has fairly consistent load times but a bit slower than the Opera and Chrome.

  • Really, I don't care. I'm glad to be here because I'm fed up with google associates poping up when I want to access the web. I only kept my gmail, mainly because it will be a hassle to transfer all my contact here, when I don't have much time.

    But if you are playing online, that's different from browsing. So I guess the speed aspect is going to count

  • @naggy63
    Actually, you did care.
    You won't bother to post comment or choose Vivaldi if you don't/never care. 😆

  • @dLeon Pretty sure he meant he doesn't care about the speed aspect. 😃

  • @mtaki14
    Yes, I know. Words play. 😁

    As just user I do also didn't care. Vivaldi is like a blind love. I fell for it on first sight. Just don't tell my wife.

    As IT enthusiast, I realize it's not the best out there yet. I do feel there's a bottle neck in page loading. No need graph to see that.
    Leaks is noticeable after you open a few tabs with heavy non text contents which lead GUI to become sluggish.

    I do hope however, Vivaldi grow to be better as I'm using it.

  • @mtaki14
    Right about that, and it's a she 😉

    The truth is I love Vivaldi (my favorite composer), and while I was looking for a new browser, I keep going back. I've been here since, no IE or Google or firefox. In the 90's I was using netscape. AND I use duckduckgo as my search engine.


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