Category: Benchmarks

Browsers Memory Battle

By | June 30, 2008 | 10 Comments

Browsers Memory BattleThere is an article in ComputerWorld.com called “Firefox 3.0 wins memory battle, says tester“. Sam Allen was testing Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE), Flock, Opera and Safari web browsers to see who wins in the memory management. “Test” is quite funny. There are no graphs at all and basically nothing… I guess this is what quality article is all about.

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) vs. Firefox 3 vs. Safari 3.1.2 vs. Opera 9.5

By | June 24, 2008 | 14 Comments

Here’s another GadgetZone’s article: “Firefox 3 vs IE 7 vs Safari 3.1.2 vs Opera 9.5″.

After new Firefox 3, Safari and Opera 9.5 releases, they’ve re-done browser group test. Feel free to check it.

Firefox 3 vs. Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) vs. Safari 3.1

By | May 28, 2008 | 8 Comments

Some time ago Damien Virulhapan from GadgetZone.com.au sent me an email with the link to article called “Group Test: Firefox 3 vs IE 7 vs Safari 3.1“. Feel free to check it.
I don’t know why Opera wasn’t tested, haven’t got any reply since then.

Firefox 3 Beta 5 vs. Opera 9.5 Beta 2 (Memory Usage)

By | April 26, 2008 | 9 Comments

Just after Opera 9.5 Beta 2 release, Avencius.nl decided to test Firefox 3 Beta 5 and Opera 9.5 Beta 2 Memory Usage. Who’ve won this race? I don’t know, you tell me :-)

Mobile Web Browsers Compatibility Test

By | April 16, 2008 | 3 Comments

Mobile Web Browsers CompatibilityJust after Safari and Opera scored 100 in the Acid3 test, W3.org released its own. However, this is not the Acid, although it’s similar to it and tests 12 web technologies. This one will test mobile web browsers… Is this yet another race beginning?

W3.org tried to run it on Blazer 4.3.2.1, Opera Mini 4.1 Beta 1, PSP’s Netfront, Firefox 3 Beta 3, Internet Explorer 6 and “Android emulator webkit-based browser”. Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Beta 5 vs. Safari 3.1 vs. Opera 9.5 Beta (Memory)

By | April 9, 2008 | 21 Comments

Ready for some more browsers fights? OK, I know that this is not a “fancy” test, it’s a basic one, but still interesting to check, right?
I’ve tested April 8th nightly/weekly releases from Firefox, Safari and Opera teams. Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Beta 5 Beats Opera 9.5 Beta and Safari 3.1?

By | April 9, 2008 | 16 Comments

After yesterdays Adrian Kingsley benchmark test (Firefox 3.0 Beta 5 vs. Safari 3.1 on Mac OS X), I’ve decided to add Opera 9.5 Beta and run them on Windows machine.
Used latest browsers builds (nightly or weekly, all released on April 8th. So how were the results? They’ve actually shocked me a bit, so here you go:
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Firefox 3.0 Beta 5 Beats Safari 3.1 on Mac OS X

By | April 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

According to Adrian Kingsley and his provided benchmarks results, Firefox 3.0 Beta 5 outperforms Safari 3.1 on Mac OS X (SunSpider JavaScript benchmark).

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What to Expect from Firefox 3 Beta 4?

By | March 3, 2008 | 4 Comments

Firefox 3 Beta 4Some time ago Percy Cabello wrote a nice article about one of the most important new “features” in the upcoming Firefox 3 Beta 4 release – performance.
They’ve doubled Firefox 3 Pre Beta 4 JavaScript performance (compared to Beta 3) and almost tripled (compared to Firefox 2). The following picture shows other web browsers results as well. Continue Reading