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VS.NET browser speed

When I go to a "measure the throughput of your internet connection" tool ( ), I find something rather odd.

From the same server, the browser in Visual Studio .NET 2003 loads 755Kb in 3.331 seconds.  IE 6.0 loads the same page in 6.412 seconds.  (Firebird loads in 3.769 seconds.)  IE is consistently much lower than either of the other two browsers.

What confuses me is that isn't the browser in VS.NET just IE?  What makes it so much faster than IE stand-alone? 

Friday, January 23, 2004

My connection is SWEET !  :)

2.123 seconds using IE 6.0...

Friday, January 23, 2004

IE standalone is probably using different settings than the VS.NET browser.  Auto-detecting proxy settings maybe?  Toolbars or spyware hooked in to standalone IE?

Richard P
Friday, January 23, 2004

1.563 seconds in Firebird 0.7 WinXP, btw.

Once, in a meeting, I mentioned that "the real problem with these internet worms is that they choke up all of your internet bandwidth".  The network guys all started laughing.  Yes, we have that  much bandwidth.

Richard P
Friday, January 23, 2004

IE 6.0 standalone has the google toolbar.  They both point to the same proxy server.  No spyware installed, but I'll go ahead and run the various tools to check for that anyway.

Friday, January 23, 2004

Sorry Kentasy, "Loaded 754,928 bytes in 0.721 seconds" using IE 6.0. Your 2.123 seconds seems painfully slow.

Friday, January 23, 2004

0.874 seconds on my PowerBook G4 with Safari, over my 802.11-G wireless and with Virtual PC running (not sure if that would affect it). This is just the $40/month RoadRunner cable service. Gotta' love it.


Friday, January 23, 2004

How many trials did you run? My load times were:

- IE 6 = 4.032 seconds
- Firebird 0.7 = 4.032 seconds
- VS.Net 2003 = 4.078 seconds

My sample size was 1, so I'm sure that if I ran more trials I would get greater variation. I'm guessing that network load variations have more to do with the load variations than anything.

Friday, January 23, 2004

Huh - how about that.

1.41 or so with multiple tries using Mozilla.

About 2.1 or so with multiple tries of IE 6.0.

Not the fastest anymore, but still happy with the speed !  :)

(I downloaded both the image and the text)

Friday, January 23, 2004

Perhaps you loaded the VS.NET page after IE - in the case that they are the same browser, it may have retrieved the image from cache (or upstream proxy)?

My powerbook loaded it fastest, followed by Firebird, and then IE. I am in Australia so the results aren't terribly comparable :)

Rhys Keepence
Friday, January 23, 2004

To Heck with all of you!  I got 316.3 on this page:

(tongue firmly in cheek)

Sam Livingston-Gray
Friday, January 23, 2004

"Loaded 754,928 bytes in 0.421 seconds from OnSpeed server"

IE 6.0, XP

I guess your connections are the limiting factor.

Just me (Sir to you)
Monday, January 26, 2004

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