OS X: WebKit Outeperforms Chromium in JavaScript Benchmark

By | August 19, 2009 | 4 Comments


Ars Technica reports that the latest build of WebKit has outperformed Chromium by more than 15% in SunSpider benchmark.

They have also tested Safari 4.0.3, Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1, Firefox 3.5.2, Camino 2.0 Beta 3 and Opera 10 Beta 3 web browsers.

OS X: WebKit Outeperforms Chromium in JavaScript Benchmark
Lower is better


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  • mr.r

    Sunspider benchmark is specialized for webkit engine, so it’s stupid to use it on different browser engines.

  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    Benchmarks like these have no imortance for me, miliseconds don’t change anything on the actual web. The only page I know that need it is “Chrome Experiments” but don’t worth change a browser this time…

  • somebody

    Wait a minute. I thought Webkit was the browser engine and not a browser in itself? Are they referring to Chrome as Webkit here?

    • Preston

      The WebKit nightly is essentially a version of Safari that launches using the latest WebKit version instead of the installed system version.