This app also takes into account the machine running the browser, which means that it will never be taken seriously as a browser benchmarking standard. Just another bragging right for those running an i7.
I think the main point of this is not to compare browser scores between other systems, but to compare browser scores with your own system. With that, you can find which browser runs the best on your system.
I don't have a problem at all with web browser speed, what I have a problem with is -> spyware & malware. I'm not sure if this is alleviated in MSIE7 but I have my doubts. I just use firefox but I read somewhere that it has its own security issues. I haven't ever got a trojan from firefox. MSIE6 is a malware magnet and as such it seems like a microsoft engineered trojan horse.
I would imagine that if you want the fastest browser you'd be trying out chrome or some other stripped down browser. MSIE is fast enough, firefox feels no different.
March 13, 2009 7:42:15 PM
@greatWalrus pardon my ignorance, but isn't Midori a drink not a web browser? If it is a browser where can I find it? Sounds interesting...
LucuisI also tried this out for kicks.IE7 220Firefox3.0.7 617Safari4.0BETA 1571 (Didn't really seem any faster then firefox the short time i used it)Meh
Well script speed is fast enough now that other factors just make about all browers relatively the same for when they render a webpage for you. Really the limiting factor is that you still have to download the webpage so who cares if new FF is a ba-gillion times faster your internet isn't any speeder so you get more or less the same result rending css etc.
I tried it for the hell of it i got
Safari 4.0 beta 1667
Chrome 184.108.40.206 beta 1386
Chrome 220.127.116.11 1331
Minefield (FF 3.12a ? alpha) 1024
Opera 10 Alpha 1012
Opera 9.64 680
Firefox 3.0.7 615
IE8 RC1 435
IE8 RC1 in compatiably mode 382
thegh0stFigured I might as well post some scores to...Opera v9.60 - 343(as approximately the 50th tab open)Opera v9.60 - 352 (second run in a seperate window but with the original window and tabs still open)Opera v10.00 alpha - 1095Google Chrome v18.104.22.168 - 1345 (with 1 additional window open)...left all browsers open to. did not close anything.
Wow, what an improvement between Opera versions! But it always seems that alpha/beta versions are much faster with all browsers than their final releases.
July 8, 2009 8:57:55 PM
Google Chrome 3 BETA = 1750 (the fastest)
Opera 10 = 1058
Mozilla Firefoz 3.05 = 1044
IE = 250 (the slowest)
Google chrome 3 BETA = 1220 (the fastest)
Opera 10 = 2200
Mozilla Firefoz 3.05 = 2560
IE = 7500 (the slowest)
Using V8 Benchmark
Google = 1950 (the fastest)
Opera = 1400
Mozilla FF = 218 (slow)
IE = Error (the slowest)
Probably Safari 4 Beta is a bit faster than Google Chrome using Futuremark benchmark but this web browser uses a lot of RAM resources, sometimes >> 250MB even with only 1 window open.
Using Acid 3 Test, Google chrome and opera passed 100/100. IE and Mozilla FF got scores below 93.
This information in really good to know in order to get the most appropriate browser for a specific configuration depending on the OS, the PC processor and the number of gigs for RAM memory.
Tested with 2.0GB RAM, Dual Core AMD Athlon X2 (laptop)