What surprised me is that the Yahoo! Mail was loading as fast as it does to me in Chromium-based browsers and Opera, astonishing, but it seems to render too fast that it actually starts to choke and instead uses pauses, noticeable in the loading bar.
The first thing I noticed was that Waterfox felt smoother and more responsive than Pale Moon, smoothness being the relevant point to take from this, as responsiveness was different but the gap was rather narrow. In terms of actual browsing performance, it did feel ever so slightly faster than Pale Moon
lets not compare PM12.3 and WF 14.
lets compare PM15 and WF15.
AMD CPUs have both single and multithreaded performance inferior to Intel CPUs, except on the most absurdly (special focus on absurdly) multithreaded scenarios, which exclude all consumer usage, browsers included, which is quite relevant when considering that browsers are barely dual threaded
this is dependent on the workloads. newer AMD processors are exceptionally good in integer heavy workloads. But in floating-point loads, they are worse than PhenomII's.
I thought MC did a little bit of that with moving the add-on stuff (or something) to a separate process.
Not MC, but moz devs did that in the mozilla source code. MS used that to make his PM.
Maybe MC could work on that himself since Mozilla seems to be taking their sweet old time on that. That would also further set PM apart. However, I fear that that could be a monumental undertaking.
its not monumental, its fucking impossible. . Mozilla tried to redesign firefox to be true multiprocessing, but they gave up the whole idea as too difficult and too long-term to implement. You cant really expect one dev (MC) to work on a problem that a shipfull of devs have given up on.
none of the browsers is true multiprocessing. Chrome can open each tab in a different process, but thats not true multiprocessing.
And firefox is worse than chrome,Opera and even IE in this regard.
And the devs are only working around this problem, without actually trying to implement multiprocessing. Dont expect any serious improvement for a few years.