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March 13, 2009 5:14:53 PM

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.
March 13, 2009 5:20:50 PM

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.
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March 13, 2009 5:20:53 PM

It's pretty relative...
March 13, 2009 5:32:18 PM

For me, Firefox 3.07 scored 197, Firefox 3.1b3 scored 282 and Midori scored 480.
March 13, 2009 6:36:08 PM

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.
Anonymous
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...
March 13, 2009 7:51:17 PM

I would never judge browers just on javascipt speed it's rarely just that how well a brower handles the web.

March 13, 2009 8:17:47 PM

Just tried this and got:

Internet Explorer 8.0 224
Firefox 3.0.7 292
Chrome 1.0.154.48 675
Safari 4.0 968

These benchmarks seem to be much more comprehensive than other browser benchmarks I have tried.

March 13, 2009 8:25:51 PM

I also tried this out for kicks.

IE7 220
Firefox3.0.7 617
Safari4.0BETA 1571 (Didn't really seem any faster then firefox the short time i used it)

Meh
March 13, 2009 8:55:52 PM

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.
March 13, 2009 10:19:22 PM

I tried it for the hell of it i got
Safari 4.0 beta 1667
Chrome 2.0.169.1 beta 1386
Chrome 1.0.154.48 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
March 14, 2009 4:57:38 AM

'Cause we all know how unbiased Futuremark Corp can be. :) 
March 14, 2009 4:08:05 PM

Androsszit@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...


I hope you'll still see this comment, but Midori is a drink and a browser ;) . However, Midori is only being developed for Linux, and I believe it will stay that way. You can find it here: http://software.twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_su...
March 15, 2009 4:19:22 AM

This is still a nice benchmark of how well a browser performs with javascript.
Chrome 1.0.154.48 - 1085
Firefox 3.0.7 - 468
IE 7 - 207
March 17, 2009 8:04:18 PM

Figured 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 - 1095
Google Chrome v1.0.154.48 - 1345 (with 1 additional window open)

...left all browsers open to. did not close anything.
March 17, 2009 8:43:00 PM

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 v1.0.154.48 - 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.
Anonymous
July 8, 2009 8:57:55 PM

Using Futuremark
Google Chrome 3 BETA = 1750 (the fastest)
Opera 10 = 1058
Mozilla Firefoz 3.05 = 1044
IE = 250 (the slowest)

Using Sunspider
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)
May 2, 2010 8:19:41 PM

Had no time to use Peacekeeper but tried www.speed-battle.com

Results:
Firefox, Win32
Browser Netscape, Mozilla/5.0 Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.9.2.3 Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3

Calculate
Store
Render
OVERALL SCORE

31.03
112.22
10.24
153.49

IE8, Win32
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla/4.0 compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0

3.28
2.72
4.13
10.13

(WOW, SLOW!)

Chrome, Win32
Browser Netscape, Mozilla/5.0 Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US AppleWebKit/532.5 KHTML, like Gecko Chrome/4.1.249.1064 Safari/532.5

26.6
84.45
67.15
178.2
!