I just switched to the Macbook Air M1, and decided it was time to do a little roundup of the browsers natively supporting the M1 CPU architecture. I found Brave, which I hadn’t tried before, and I really like it a lot. Lots of great ideas here!
Problem is performance. I tried two different benchmarks:
Brave (current build 1.21.73): 159.1ms
Brave (current build 1.21.73): 181
Brave (previous build downloaded end of February): Was in the 120 so there is improvement with the latest build
I was expecting similar performance to Chrome which is in the same ballpark as Safari. Did I miss something? Is the performance of the M1 build of Brave still a work in progress?
So far, I stick with Brave because I like it. Also to be honest in daily usage, this is still way beyond what I was used to with my older Macbook Pro, but I would like to be sure to get the best performance possible.