Category: Benchmarks

Energy Efficiency Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Google Chrome 26 vs. Firefox 21

By | June 6, 2013 | 16 Comments

Energy Efficiency Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Google Chrome 26 vs. Firefox 21Microsoft funded study confirms that IE is the best.

Back in 2011, we compared IE9 and its competitors to see which one consumes the least amount of power. Spoiler alert: Internet Explorer won and Opera lost heavily.

Well, guys at Fraunhofer Inc. decided to download Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome 26 and Mozilla Firefox 21 and do a study of their own.

Here are the results:
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Download Firefox 22 Beta

By | May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox 22 BetaWith no 3rd party cookie blocking.

Well, it looks like Firefox 22 won’t be as exciting as it was promised to be. According to PCWorld, Mozilla has postponed the idea in order “to collect and analyze data on the effect of blocking some third-party cookies.” whatever that means.

However, there is still at least one thing that will get you going. OdinMonkey, Mozilla’s asm.js optimization module is a part of this Beta build and as you might know already, it’s awesome.
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JPEG Vs. Google’s WebP

By | May 15, 2013 | 9 Comments

JPEG Vs. Google’s WebP

And one more thing…

How else can Google demonstrate its superiority? Display how WebP compares to JPEG or PNG, obviously. Without sacrificing the quality, WebP is able to achieve dramatic reduction in size by up to 34% when compared to JPEG and up to 26% when compared to PNG.
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Google’s VP9 Vs. H.264

By | May 15, 2013 | 4 Comments

Google’s VP9 Vs. H.264

Shows an amazing difference in bandwidth and file size.

As the I/O event continues, Google has just compared its VP9 video compression standard to H.264 and as you can see in the slide above, VP9 offered a decrease in size of 63% when compared to H.264, at least in one particular video.
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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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