Category: Benchmarks

Google Chrome 16 vs. Firefox 9 vs. Internet Explorer 9 vs. Opera 11.60 vs. Safari 5.1

By | January 9, 2012 | 32 Comments

Google Chrome 16 vs. Firefox 9 vs. Internet Explorer 9 vs. Opera 11.60 vs. Safari 5.1

With the Firefox 10, Opera 12 and Internet Explorer 10 releases just around the corner, guys from TomsHardware have decided to test the latest stable builds of the top 5 web browsers on both Windows 7 and Mac OS X Lion.

How did your favorite web browser perform? Let’s find out.
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Opera 12 (32 Bit) vs. Opera 12 (64 Bit)

By | December 19, 2011 | 16 Comments

Opera 12 (32 Bit) vs. Opera 12 (64 Bit)Following our Google Chrome (32 bit vs. 64 bit), Internet Explorer 9 (32 bit vs. 64 bit) and Firefox (32 bit vs. 64 bit) posts, here is another one: a comparison of last week’s Opera 12 Lab builds.

Testing notes: both builds have identical build numbers and were tested with default installation settings.
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Download Firefox 9 Final

By | December 17, 2011 | 67 Comments

Download Firefox 9 FinalAfter new Google Chrome and Opera releases, Mozilla has also something up its sleeve: a final version of Firefox 9.

Although it’s not yet publicly announced and can’t be downloaded from the “official” site, some users have managed to find Firefox 9 in the official Mozilla Nightly servers and that’s exactly where you can download it.

So what’s new? There are actually a few neat things, from improved web standards support to stability fixes, but the most important one is the Type Inference, which drastically improves JavaScript performance.
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New Peacekeeper Beta Version Launches

By | September 29, 2011 | 37 Comments

New Peacekeeper Beta Version Launches

Give it a go.

Good news for all you benchmark geeks, Futuremark, the world’s leading benchmark maker, has released a new version of its highly popular web browsers testing tool for you to play with.

Peacekeeper 2 implements the latest HTML5 standards and features and was designed to work with web browsers running on any operating system and pretty much on every device (including tablets and smartphones).
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Updated: Opera Releases New 12.00 Pre Alpha Build

By | September 14, 2011 | 20 Comments

Opera Releases New 12.00 Pre Alpha BuildBeats Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 2 in the Test262 test suite, fails against PP3.

Continuing the development of Opera 12, Norwegian browser maker has recently released a new build which features a full ECMAScript (JavaScript) 5.1 support and few other goodies.

According to Wikipedia, Opera 12.00 pre-alpha (build 1065) fails only at 5 out of 10978 tests which is slightly better than IE10 PP2 as it scored 7/10935.
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Internet Explorer 10 Features Auto Correct, Fancy Standards Support

By | September 14, 2011 | 10 Comments

With the addition of a spell check, the latest Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 3 build that comes with the Windows 8 Developer Preview (download here) now includes a new auto correct feature, according to Microsoft.

Furthermore, IE10 PP3 now supports CSS Text Shadow, CSS 3D Transforms, CSS3 Transitions and Animations, CSS3 Gradient, SVG Filter Effects and other web standards.
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Firefox 9 Release Date, JM And Type Inference Engine Numbers

By | September 13, 2011 | 3 Comments

Firefox 9 Release Date, JM And Type Inference Engine Numbers

With the upcoming addition of Type Inference, a new JavaScript type inference engine for Firefox 9, Mozilla has recently included its benchmark results in the AreWeFastYet web site.

According to the source, Jaegermonkey with TI enabled scores well above its predecessors and even manages to beat Google Chrome in the SunSpider JavaScript test.
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Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 6 vs. Google Chrome 13 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5.1

By | September 9, 2011 | 35 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 6 vs. Google Chrome 13 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5.1Web browser benchmarks on Windows and Mac OS X.

With the recent Firefox and Google Chrome releases, TomsHardware has decided to test all the competitors in both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

There’s no time to waste, so let’s dive into the results.
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Firefox 9: The Duke Of JavaScript Performance

By | September 7, 2011 | 35 Comments

Firefox 9: The Duke Of JavaScript PerformanceExciting times ahead.

Good news for all the Firefox users and bad for its competitors, the upcoming Firefox 9 release will offer a significant JavaScript performance increase.

According to various reports, the latest Firefox 9 nightly builds score up to 32% more in JS benchmarks when compared to Firefox 6 and it’s not even finished yet.
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Malware Protection: IE9 Smashes Other Web Browsers

By | August 22, 2011 | 14 Comments

Malware Protection: IE9 Smashes Other Web Browsers

Google responds.

Once again, NSS Labs, an independent security research organization, has tested top 5 five web browsers to find out, how good they are at blocking the socially engineered malware.

Has anything changed? In terms of ranking, not rally. However, Google Chrome saw a 340% or 10.2 percentage points improvement when compared to the previous report, which is definably a good news for all its users.
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