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Google Introduces Octane Browser Benchmark

Octane is a much more comprehensive JavaScript benchmark that promises to test more features and deliver results that are closer to the real world browsing experience (in such applications).

According to Google, Octane introduces five new benchmarks that have been "created from full, unaltered, well-known web applications and libraries."

As always, the benchmark results heavily depend on the hardware you are running, so I won't make any performance claims for any browser until I have run them in at least a dozen different hardware configurations. However, my first impression on four systems seem to indicate that the dominance of Chrome in V8 is extended in Octane. Firefox 14 are 15 is up to 90 percent behind on single-core hardware, while the IonMonkey equipped Firefox 17 NB reduces the distance to as little as 35 percent.

Feel free to run your system through Octane here and lets us know what score you achieved on which configuration. Keep in mind that this is a JavaScript benchmark and Google's claim of resembling the browser performance in real world applications is to be taken with a grain of salt. There is not enough information to evaluate what features are exactly used and how much Chrome benefits where other browsers do not (IE9/10 did not even run through the benchmark).

It is still an incomplete benchmark and, for evaluation purposes, it is wise to use a combination of several benchmarks to come up for a more realistic score. I have complained in the past we lack an industry standard benchmark for browsers and Octane is just one more sign for that.

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  • Sakkura
    Go on OCZ, sue them.
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  • rotflcopter
    I got a 11159 with Chrome running on an i5-2520 with 8 gB of RAM.
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  • classzero
    rotflcopterI got a 11159 with Chrome running on an i5-2520 with 8 gB of RAM.and?
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  • With 13" late 2011 MBP stock config :
    safari 6: 7710
    Chrome 21: 11807
    FF Nightly 17a: 7133
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  • hate machine
    HP Compaq 8200 Elite Small FF
    i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
    3 GB of RAM (lol XP)

    Chrome 21: 13245
    IE 7: Failed to run (lol corporate guidelines)
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  • Netherscourge
    So... forgive me if I'm being cynical here...

    Google created a Browser Benchmark Program that makes it's own Chrome Browser come out at #1 on all tests all the time?

    There's no conflict of interests or anything here, right?
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  • freggo
    Let me guess; if I run it I will get the best result with the Chrome Browser ?
    Just another example of a product not being in contact with day-to-day users.

    My clients rarely complain about the browser SPEED. They complain about problems opening a site or a website looking funny in one browser but ok in another.

    How about we first make all browsers render content identically, THEN we can see who does it the fastest !!

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  • captainblacko
    just ran it on my work pc....

    2679

    firefox 14
    win XP pro (32bit)
    1gb RAM
    P4 3ghz
    nvidia quadro 64mb


    hahaha
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  • ddukki
    freggoLet me guess; if I run it I will get the best result with the Chrome Browser ?Just another example of a product not being in contact with day-to-day users.My clients rarely complain about the browser SPEED. They complain about problems opening a site or a website looking funny in one browser but ok in another.How about we first make all browsers render content identically, THEN we can see who does it the fastest !!I believe this was to benchmark the browser speed. If I'm not mistaken V8, which is what Octane is supposed to replace, never claimed to do anything about rendering HTML / CSS correctly. Methinks this test was meant for in-house testing before they released it publicly.

    8278 on Chrome
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  • xerxces
    I got 12597.. have no clue what that evens means..

    amd 955
    8gb
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