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.

Real Life Scenarios

A lack of shader effects due to no WebGL

Gaming Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Firefox 16 vs. Google Chrome 25

If scaled, retro style games will appear blurry

Gaming Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Firefox 16 vs. Google Chrome 25

Benchmarks

Gaming Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Firefox 16 vs. Google Chrome 25

Gaming Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Firefox 16 vs. Google Chrome 25

Gaming Benchmarks: Internet Explorer 10 vs. Firefox 16 vs. Google Chrome 25

Not only that but as explained in the blog post, IE10 “does not support the free Vorbis audio codec, either in Ogg or a WebM container”, which might annoy some of the evangelists.

In conclusion, Internet Explorer 10 seems to be falling behind and while it’s still capable of some cool games (thanks to GPU acceleration), there is no denying that other web browsers crush it when it comes to benchmarks like that.

[Via: Neowin]


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • Przemysław Lib

    V, you got FF number wrong in title. Graphs show FF19.

    And pls add info about those benchmarks being run on Win8. On Win7 with IE 10 PP results may be a bit different.

    • http://twitter.com/FavBrowser FavBrowser

      Done, thanks.

      I explicitly did not add such info so the original source of the author would benefit from the traffic. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be fair since it’s her work :)

      • Przemysław Lib

        Neat. :)

  • Marc

    I am sad Opera wasn’t in the test. I know it doesn’t have great HW acceleration but I just like it to be included with the big boys. It deserves it.

  • Baret

    You compared Chinese and Britons.
    Who better speaks Chinese.

    • Tiago Sá

      Scirra is not chinese…

    • Przemysław Lib

      3D games NEED 3D acceleration you know….

      MS did not delivered. (SL5 have it but it’s just SL5 not builtin solution)

      Of course you can claim that 2D is just perfectly fine for 3D games. (First 3D games used only CPU!) But level of detail on screen that is provided by current titles CAN NOT be served to gamer without FULL NATIVE 3D acceleration.

      So. Why yes. Current world is ruled by english. But there are those bilions of chinese who are becoming more important, and their language with them ;)

  • Przemysław Lib

    MS now should step in and work really hard so that 3D on web is safe (as in no restarts or frozen web browsers). And that web devs can use it when appropriate. (Maps, ads, product simulations, games, art, virtual walk through, virtual manuals, etc.)