Waterfox 30.0

Waterfox | The fastest 64-Bit variant of Firefox!

Waterfox is a 64-Bit version of Firefox. The Firefox source code is taken and compiled to run specifically for 64-Bit Windows computers. To make Waterfox stand out a bit more, it’s compiled with optimizations so that it will run more efficiently and faster than just compiling Firefox as a 64-Bit program. For some people with older systems, the 64-Bit version loads quicker and is much more responsive than the 32-Bit build.

How does it compare to 32-Bit Firefox?
In benchmarks, the 64-Bit variant of Firefox out-performs the 32-Bit variant. Also because this variant is being built specifically for Windows, there might be further performance increases.

Were there any optimisations made?
Yes, Waterfox was compiled with SSE, SSE2, x64 favoring and the following optimization flags: /Og /Oi /Ot /Oy /Ob2 /Gs /GF /Gy

Download: Waterfox 30.0 | 35.6 MB (Open Source)
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Waterfox 31 is out now. If it is possible, it seems even and clunkier and slower than 30. Cyberfox and regular 32-bit Firefox are much much faster at this point. A shame.

Just started using FireFox and didnt know there was these many variations. However after trying a few of them I fell for CyberFox. Just feels faster than normal FireFox. WaterFox was somewhere inbetween.

Used to have Chrome, but it runs like s**t on Windows 8.1

They always claim that "World's Fastest 64-bit Browser" and yet every time I put Waterfox up against another Firefox variant (pcxFirefox, my particular browser of choice) Waterfox loses and I don't mean in just one particular category or benchmark - it loses in every single one I use whether it's Sunspider, RoboHornet, Google V8 or Octane, Peacekeeper, or any of a dozen others.

Seems like they'd learn to stop making such claims when it's obviously not true and can easily be proven as such by most anyone.

I cant buy into this -- I honestly dont see how anything could make my browser (FF 29) any faster. Everything is close to instantaneous as it is -- now if they said it will do thinks before I even decide to do them - then I'll use it... Or if they turn my crappy AT&T Uverse 45/5 speeds into Google Gigabit fiber - THEN I'll use it...

i prefer Pale Moon x64 as far as 64bit Firefox variations go. Pale Moon x64 has been my browser of choice for roughly a few years now.

As I feared it would be, the Australis interface is now permanently welded onto Waterfox. Oh well, guess I was hoping for too much...

You can change it you know, with the classic theme restorer addon, a theme of your choice and maybe a few tweaks here and there you can make it look like any version of Firefox you want.

I went ahead and gave Cyberfox 64 bit version a try... so far it's very quick and comes across as a polished piece of software. As a bonus, it seems to have Classic Theme Restorer and all its associated options integrated into it already. Very nice indeed!

Luc2k said,

That was bad and you should feel ashamed of yourself!

you're speaking to warwagon, I don't think he'll ever feel ashamed of himself.