This is very quick and silly test you can try to analyse on the memory usage of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
- Firefox 3.6.9
- Google Chromium 7.0.517
- Ubuntu 10.04
- Choose a list of 10 random very frequently used web pages which consisting a mixture of dynamic and static content.
- Then measure the memory growth due to each new tab in both browsers.
- During the test, a snapshot of cumulative memory growth due to new tab was measured using operating system level resource statistics.
- Memory overhead due to add-ons was added to "Empty Tab" column.