Category: Benchmarks

IE9 Platform Preview 4 Beats Safari 5, Acid3 95/100

By | August 5, 2010 | 13 Comments

IE9 Platform Preview 4 Beats Safari 5, Acid3 95/100In what appears to be the final platform preview of Internet Explorer 9, IE Team has highlighted a bunch of improvements that were made during the course of its development.

In the previous versions, JavaScript engine (codename: Chakra) was working as a separate component. Starting from IE9 Platform Preview 4, it is now integrated into IE core itself boosting overall JS performance.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 26th

By | July 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 26th

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Internet Explorer 9 to be the Fastest and Safest Web Browser
Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner has made a bold statement, saying that Internet Explorer 9 will not only be the safest…

Firefox 3.6.8 Released
Recently Mozilla has released one more update for Firefox 3.6.x branch web browser that fixes 1 bug.

Mozilla Bumps Cash Rewards for Security Vulnerabilities Reports
In what appears to be a great benefit for Firefox users, Mozilla has recently bumped its cash rewards salary from mere $500 to $3000.
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Internet Explorer 9 vs. Google Chrome 6 (HTML5 Performance)

By | June 24, 2010 | 25 Comments


In rather pointless benchmark, DownloadSquad has tested latest Internet Explorer 9 build against Google Chrome 6 dev.

What are the results?
As seen in video above, IE9 annihilated Chrome. However, while it does sound great, author failed to mention that Google Chrome 6 does not really support hardware acceleration (still in early development stage). Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
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Internet Explorer 9 vs. Safari 5 (Hardware Acceleration)

By | June 9, 2010 | 6 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 vs. Safari 5 (Hardware Acceleration)With the recent Safari 5 announcement, Apple has also introduced hardware acceleration support for Windows machines.

To find out how it stacks up against Internet Explorer 9 hardware acceleration, Microsoft ran some tests (see video below (requires Silverlight)).

What about results?
In the very first demo, IE9 Preview versions had an average of 50fps while Safari struggled to reach even 10fps. During Flickr Explorer demo, Internet Explorer 9 kept around 20fps while Safari 5 was averaging about 7fps only. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) GPU Powered Samples Demo

By | May 6, 2010 | 14 Comments

An interesting video, in which Microsoft employee demonstrates the difference between GPU (Internet Explorer 9) and non-GPU (Firefox, Chrome) powered web browsers.

Test drive site.

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Google Rolls Out New Chrome 5 Beta

By | May 5, 2010 | 8 Comments

Recently Google has released a Beta version of Chrome 5 web browser. Now, not only it includes browser preferences synchronization (in addition bookmarks sync), but also offers HTML5 goodies like: Geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets, and file drag-and-drop support. Continue Reading

SunSpider 0.9.1 Released

By | April 7, 2010 | 12 Comments

SunSpider 0.9.1 ReleasedToday WebKit team has released an updated version of world’s most popular JavaScript benchmark. The key point of this release is more accurate results, which is achieved through bug fixes and few improvements.

You can try SunSpider 0.9.1 in the following page and compare it to 0.9 results here.

Notice any difference?

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Opera 10.50, the Evolution of Performance

By | March 2, 2010 | 28 Comments

One of our readers, Daniel Hendrycks has spent quite some time benchmarking all the weekly/nightly builds of Opera 10.50 web browser, to give you a glimpse, on how its performance has evolved.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, February 15th

By | February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, February 15th

Thanks to Mabdul for links.

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Benchmark: Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) vs. Firefox 3.7, 3.6, 3.5 vs. Chrome 4, 3, 2 vs. Opera 10.5, 10.1 vs. Safari 4

By | December 22, 2009 | 29 Comments

Yet again, it’s time to test latest web browser releases, including Opera 10.50.

Tested browsers:
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.5.6
Firefox 3.6 Beta 5
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