What to Expect from Firefox 3 Beta 4?

By | March 3, 2008 | 4 Comments


Firefox 3 Beta 4Some time ago Percy Cabello wrote a nice article about one of the most important new “features” in the upcoming Firefox 3 Beta 4 release – performance.
They’ve doubled Firefox 3 Pre Beta 4 JavaScript performance (compared to Beta 3) and almost tripled (compared to Firefox 2). The following picture shows other web browsers results as well.

Browsers Performance
Too bad that Opera 9.5 Beta wasn’t been able to finish this test. Maybe Opera Desktop Team already working on this one so could compare Firefox 3 Beta 4 and Opera 9.5 Beta performance.

What is more, Firefox 3 handles much better with memory usage and Beta 4 should be released within a few weeks or so.

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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.

  • TLZ

    If you are comparing against a Firefox Pre-beta wouldn’t it be logical to compare against the latest weekly build(Not really weekly, but that’s what they call it) of Opera?

    You can find them here: http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/

    Regarding 9.50 Beta not finishing at all: I’ve actually found some of the weekly builds to be more stable than the beta. Kinda of odd, it should be the other way around but that’s my experience.

  • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

    Percy Cabello tested browsers, not me :-)

  • TLZ

    Whoops, I commented in the wrong place. I’m sorry.

  • Nick Schoeneberger

    Same can be said for Safari. Its widely known that the upcoming Safari 3.1 has major improvements in Javascript. Test again with the latest nightly from Webkit.org and then see who comes out on top!