While I generally prefer Firefox, I've accepted it as axiomatic for some time now that Chrome is generally "better" when it comes to memory use. Imagine my surprise when one boring day at work, I did a google search for "web page that takes up a lot of memory" and then opened the first 10, 20, 30, 40, and finally 50 links in each installed browser on my machine only to find that Chrome (by it's own measure) was using 3x the RAM of Firefox. Poor IE was fighting a stacked deck here as both Chrome and FF were using ABP and Ghostery, but "them's the breaks". Flipping through all of the tabs would temporarily raise FF to about 650 MB, but it would soon after drop back down into the mid-400s. Flipping through all the tabs in Chrome yielded a much smaller but still noticeable increase which also fell back down after a few moments. IE, without any further interaction, began to climb steadily until eventually topping out at about 3.3 GB after an hour or so. Somewhere around the same mark, Chrome suddenly dropped from ~1.2 GB down to about 900 MB. Flipping through the tabs again did not re-raise this figure. I'm at a loss to explain this. Firefox remained very steady in the mid-400 MB range for the duration of the test except when flipping through the tabs as previously mentioned. No point to this post, really. Just an interesting observation that I felt like sharing.