Page 1:Web Browser Grand Prix 9: The Linux Circuit
Page 2:The Top 5: Chrome, Firefox, IE9, Opera, And Safari
Page 3:Test System Specs And Software Setup
Page 4:WBGP9 Test Suite And Methodology
Page 5:Startup Time Performance Benchmarks
Page 6:Page Load Time Performance Benchmarks
Page 8:DOM And CSS Performance Benchmarks
Page 9:Flash Performance Benchmarks
Page 10:Java And Silverlight Performance Benchmarks
Page 11:HTML5 Performance Benchmarks
Page 12:Hardware Acceleration Performance Benchmarks
Page 13:WebGL Performance Benchmarks
Page 14:Memory Efficiency Benchmarks
Page 15:Proper Page Load Reliability Benchmarks
Page 16:Standards Conformance Benchmarks
Page 17:Benchmark Analysis: Windows 7 And Ubuntu 11.10
Page 18:Two Champions Are Crowned: Windows 7 And Linux
HTML5 Performance Benchmarks
Firefox destroys its Windows 7-based competition with a score of nearly 4150. IE9 places a distant second, scoring 2200 points. Third place goes to Google Chrome. Safari comes in fourth place, and Opera places last.
The placing and scores change dramatically in Ubuntu 11.10. None of the Linux-based browsers are able to exceed triple-digit scores. Chrome places first with nearly 275 points, Opera falls second at just under 200, and the winner in Windows 7, Firefox 10, only earns 106 points.
GUIMark 2 HTML5
The Windows 7 GUIMark 2 HTML5 composite score shows Firefox out in front, followed closely by IE9. Google Chrome places third, about seven frames per second behind the leaders, while Apple Safari takes fourth place. Opera places last with the only sub-30 FPS score.
In Ubuntu, the tables turn. Chrome takes the lead with a score to match the top two in Windows. Opera also gains compared to its Windows-based version, placing second. Firefox 10, the winner in Windows, takes dead last under Linux.
The charts below contain the detailed view of all three GUIMark 2 HTML5 tests for each operating system.
Windows 7 Ubuntu 11.10
IE9 is out in front with a score close to 60 FPS. Microsoft's browser is followed by Google Chrome. Safari comes in third place, while Opera achieves 45 FPS to place fourth. With the only sub-30 FPS score under Windows 7, Firefox again falters in the Asteroids benchmark, placing last.
Like the other HTML5 benchmarks, the Linux scores and placing order are very different from Windows 7. Opera achieves the highest cross-platform score. Chrome places second, performing four frames per second faster than its Windows-based score. Firefox again takes last place, though it manages to break the 30 FPS mark in Ubuntu.
Overall, the HTML5 winners are IE9 in Windows and Chrome in Linux. There are no real losers this time; Opera and Firefox show strongly enough to cancel out their losses.
- Web Browser Grand Prix 9: The Linux Circuit
- The Top 5: Chrome, Firefox, IE9, Opera, And Safari
- Test System Specs And Software Setup
- WBGP9 Test Suite And Methodology
- Startup Time Performance Benchmarks
- Page Load Time Performance Benchmarks
- DOM And CSS Performance Benchmarks
- Flash Performance Benchmarks
- Java And Silverlight Performance Benchmarks
- HTML5 Performance Benchmarks
- Hardware Acceleration Performance Benchmarks
- WebGL Performance Benchmarks
- Memory Efficiency Benchmarks
- Proper Page Load Reliability Benchmarks
- Standards Conformance Benchmarks
- Benchmark Analysis: Windows 7 And Ubuntu 11.10
- Two Champions Are Crowned: Windows 7 And Linux