Category: Benchmarks

SunSpider 1.0 Released

By | May 2, 2013 | 10 Comments

SunSpider 1.0 ReleasedBack in 2007, WebKit team has released SunSpider 0.9, a JavaScript benchmark that since became the golden standard when it comes to browser tests. Six years later we finally got a much needed update (excluding 0.91) and it’s a decent one.

So what ground breaking features can you expect from the 1.0 release? None. Instead, developers focused on addressing various issues, such as with power management where delay between tests has been completely eliminated. In addition to that, they have added validation checks that “force the JavaScript engine to execute the test in full”.
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SPDY Coming To Internet Explorer 11 & Windows Blue

By | April 2, 2013 | 3 Comments

SPDY Coming To Internet Explorer 11 & Windows BlueFollows everyone else.

What could top the upcoming WebGL support? How about SPDY? Thanks to Rafael Rivera, we have learned that Microsoft is actively working on implementing an open networking protocol that was developed by the Google itself.

The good news? Not only will IE11 support it but it seems that the software giant is integrating SPDY to the Windows Blue itself, which means that all store apps can utilize it (and reap performance rewards) from the get go.
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Download Firefox 22 Alpha

By | March 26, 2013 | 6 Comments

Download Firefox 22 AlphaWith OdinMonkey (see benchmarks below).

Good news for all the Firefox enthusiasts out there, Mozilla has just released the very first alpha build of Firefox 22, which includes OdinMonkey module.

What’s that? Basically it’s an asm.js optimization module for Firefox’s JavaScript engine that has a potential to run your code at 2x its native performance, all developers have to do is compile C or C++ to JavaScript by using Expect transcompiler. Mozilla promised to share more about asm.js module in the upcoming GDC conference later this week.
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Mobile Benchmarks: Meet Facebook’s Ringmark

By | February 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

Facebook Ringmark

A new browser benchmark is in town.

Although we have a plenty of web browser benchmarks already, a new (and mobile specific) HTML5 test has just landed on the web.

So what’s so different about it?
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Microsoft Creates A Christmas Themed Benchmark For Your Web Browser

By | December 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Creates A Christmas Themed Benchmark For Your Web BrowserThis is Penguin Mark.

As if we haven’t seen enough holiday themed web sites and haven’t heard enough Christmas songs, Microsoft has decided to combine all of these into a web browser benchmark.

According to the IE Team, this test utilizes “hardware-accelerated HTML5 capabilities like canvas, CSS3 animations and transitions, audio, WOFF, power and performance APIs, and more.”
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Browsers: BlackBerry 10 vs. Windows Phone 8 (HTC 8X) vs. iPhone 5

By | December 20, 2012 | 4 Comments

With both platforms fighting for the third position in the mobile operating system wars, guys from the GadgetMasters made a brief comparison of Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 web browsers.

If you don’t feel like watching the video, BB10 won in pretty much everything, including the HTML5 test as it scored 485 points compared to Internet Explorer’s 320.
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Browser Wars: Infographic

By | December 7, 2012 | 6 Comments
Browser Wars: Inforgraphic

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Now here is something that will make a lot of people angry, a new infographic, which shows IE9 beating the competition, check it out.

[Thanks, IE User]

Mobile Browser Benchmarks: Android Browser 4.1 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Dolphin 9 vs. Firefox 17 vs. Maxthon 1.7 vs. Opera Mobile 12.1 vs. Sleipnir 2.5

By | December 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mobile Browser Benchmarks: Android Browser 4.1 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Dolphin 9 vs. Firefox 17 vs. Maxthon 1.7 vs. Opera Mobile 12.1 vs. Sleipnir 2.5Now here is something for the Android users.

Guys from TomsHardware took massive list of Android 4.1 (Jellybean) supported web browsers and tested all of them. If you got confused by too many alternatives, this article should give you a pretty good indicator on who’s leading and who’s lagging in this area.

You will be surprised, I promise. If not, you are not getting your time back.
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Windows 8 Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Firefox 16 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.1

By | November 21, 2012 | 18 Comments

Windows 8 Benchmarks: IE10 vs. Firefox 16 vs. Google Chrome 23 vs. Opera 12.1With Microsoft publishing a developer preview version of Windows 8 back in 2011, it’s time to find out, which (if any) of the web browser companies actually did their homework and optimized the software for the latest OS.

Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 10
Firefox 16
Google Chrome 23
Opera 12.10
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Gaming Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Firefox 19 vs. Google Chrome 25

By | November 14, 2012 | 8 Comments

Gaming Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Firefox 19 vs. Google Chrome 25After a sugar coated promo from the Microsoft, it’s time to put their claims into a test and find out, how good or bad Internet Explorer 10 really is when it comes to gaming and HTML5 performance.

Thankfully, a game developer from Scirra.com did a bunch of tests and let me tell you, the results are pretty ugly. Why? Mostdly due to no WebGL support.

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