Category: Benchmarks

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.

Opera 10.50, Evolution of Performance Continue Reading

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
Firefox 3.7 Pre-Alpha 1 Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

By | December 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 14th

Thanks to Rob for links.

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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Safari 4

By | November 18, 2009 | 28 Comments

IEBlog has published Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) (not final version) SunSpider benchmark results and compared them to Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome 3, Google Chrome 4, Safari 4 and latest Webkit Nightly build.

Let me tell you, this graph looks promising so far: Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 21st

By | September 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 21st

Thanks to Nox and Shane Bundy for links.

Battery Life: Internet Explorer 8 vs. Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 2 vs. Opera 9 and 10 vs. Safari 4

By | September 12, 2009 | 10 Comments

Now here is something completely different. Guys at AnandTech has decided to find out, how web browser affects battery life.

They have tested the following web browsers:

Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.5.2
Firefox + AdBlock
Chrome 2
Opera 9.64
Opera 10 Beta 3
Safari 4 Continue Reading

Browser Wars: Ultimate Browser Benchmark: Chrome 2 vs. Chrome 3 vs. Chrome 4 vs. Opera 10 vs. Firefox 3.5 vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8 vs. Safari 4

By | September 7, 2009 | 64 Comments

With the release of Opera 10 Final, it’s time to find out, who is the king of performance in web browser area.

The following browsers were tested (with no settings changed):
Internet Explorer 8
Firefox 3.5.2
Firefox 3.6 (Alpha)
Chrome 2.0.172.43
Chrome 3.0.195.10 (Beta)
Chrome 4.0.203.2 (Alpha)
Opera 10
Safari 4.0.3 Continue Reading

OS X: WebKit Outeperforms Chromium in JavaScript Benchmark

By | August 19, 2009 | 4 Comments

Ars Technica reports that the latest build of WebKit has outperformed Chromium by more than 15% in SunSpider benchmark.

They have also tested Safari 4.0.3, Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1, Firefox 3.5.2, Camino 2.0 Beta 3 and Opera 10 Beta 3 web browsers.

OS X: WebKit Outeperforms Chromium in JavaScript Benchmark
Lower is better

NSS Security Test: More Details Emerge

By | August 18, 2009 | 11 Comments

NSS Security Test: More Details EmergeHere are some more details from Ars Tecnica, which should clarify Microsoft and NSS Labs “sponsorship” deal.

In terms of sponsorship of the reports, “this stuff is expensive to do right, and we need to monetize it somehow,” Moy told Ars. “We invited Google, Mozilla, Apple, Opera to participate, but they didn’t even bother to respond, except for Opera, which stated they “don’t really focus on malware.”

Also, readers have noticed that Firefox 3.5 was not included in those tests, here is a reason (as from .pdf).

We would have liked to have been able to test Firefox 3.5 which was released on June 30, 2009, and attempted to test it alongside the other browsers. However, serious instability where the browser repeatedly crashed (a widely reported issue) along with poor results prevented its inclusion for the sake of fairness.

For NSS Security Test results, see the following page.

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