M2 Mac web browsing speeds are the fastest ever

We have seen The consequences a whole bunch From Standards Measure M2 Mac Speeds in the latest MacBook Air And the MacBook Pro Models. We can now add web browsing speed to the mix – for anything worthwhile.

On the other hand, browsing the web is probably the single most common activity on a Mac. On the other hand, the speed of the browser itself pales when compared to the connection speed and the speed of the web server at the other end. There is a third factor in real life as well…

These are the other apps your Mac was running at that time. You will only see the fastest speeds your device can achieve when only the browser is open. If you have a lot of other apps open, doing things in the background, you will see significantly slower speeds. But with these things in mind, let’s see how the chips compare.

Designed by Apple’s WebKit team Speedometer As a way to simulate user interactions with websites and web-based applications in order to measure browser response. Macworld Basecamp founder David Heinemeier Hansson spotted Twitter His own results, using Apple Speedometer 2.0.

The Apple chips team continues to embarrass everyone else at work. I just scored 400 clean on the Speedometer 2.0 test for the M2 Air. That’s 33% faster than the M1 (and the A15). 2.5x faster than the Intel iMac 4.2GHz processor. banana.

The site then decided to run its own tests, which included cross-browser comparisons. I tested the following chips with equivalent model MacBook Pros:

In all of them, I tested the latest versions:

  • Safari
  • Safari Technology Preview
  • Chrome

This is what I found first for the different chips:

When I tested Safari 15.6, I experienced an 18 percent increase in M2 over M1. That’s a little more than half of what Heinemeier Hanson tweeted, but it compares the M2 to the M1 score that isn’t mentioned. As I noted earlier, a 33 percent increase means the M1 scored 300 degrees.

Our results averaged three trials, and while I didn’t score exactly 400 for the M2, I averaged a little higher, and one trial scored 408. M2 on M1 Pro.

There was less difference when using Chrome 104. Scores for the M1 and M1 Pro were nearly identical at 308 and 309, and the M2 topped out at 339.

This apparently shows that Chrome – which Google always likes to claim is the fastest browser – can’t keep up with Safari on Apple Silicon. But as Macworld Roman Loyola notes, We have to remember that Speedometer is an Apple-designed tool, so Safari can be optimized for the browsing activities that the tool simulates.

This does not mean that Apple is doing anything outrageous. It simply means that the company has its own ideas and data for the browsing features it uses the most, it’s designing Safari to improve those activities, and a Speedometer to measure them.

Finally, Safari Technology Preview. This is the latest public beta of the next version of the browser, and this has reached an average score of 420, with a maximum of 425.

If you try Choose from M1 and M2 MacBook AirIn this article, we have put together a video discussing the differences. This design covers ports, keyboard, trackpad, screen, camera, performance, and SSD.

If you want to measure your device browser speed, You can do it here. Remember, though, to quit all other apps – or not, if you want to see real life speed! If you’ve done realistic tests of M2 Mac speeds, post your results in the comments.

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