Page 1:The Top Four Browsers, Tested And Ranked
Page 2:Chrome, Firefox, IE9, Opera, Safari
Page 3:Test System Specs And Software Setup
Page 4:Test Suite And Methodology
Page 5:Start Time
Page 6:Page Load Time
Page 8:DOM And CSS Performance
Page 9:HTML5 Performance
Page 10:Hardware Acceleration Performance
Page 11:Plug-In Performance: Flash, Java, Silverlight
Page 12:Memory Efficiency
Page 13:Reliability, Responsiveness, And Security
Page 14:Standards Conformance
Page 15:Test Analysis
Page 16:OS X And Windows 7 Winners' Circle
Plug-In Performance: Flash, Java, Silverlight
The Flash, Java, and Silverlight composites are the geometric mean of the individual RIABench tests for each plug-in. The Java score includes the millisecond results of Primetest, Prime Factorization, JPEG Encoding, MD5 Hashing, Random Key Generator, Run-length Encoding, and Focus Test. The Flash and Silverlight scores also include the frames per second results of 3D Test, 2D Test, and Memory Management.
Safari, Opera, and Firefox are in a practical tie for first place on OS X. Chrome, with its special built-in version of Flash, performs slightly worse than the other contenders. The same results are seen on Windows 7, although the scores are nearly double the OS X scores.
Java is a complete four-way tie on both operating systems, with Windows 7 more than doubling the OS X scores.
Silverlight performance is another four-way tie on Mountain Lion, however Firefox is shown to be a cut above the competition on Windows 7.
The charts below contain the detailed view of each RIABench test for Flash, Java, and Silverlight.
Flash - OS X Java - OS X Silverlight - OS X Flash - Windows 7 Java - Windows 7 Silverlight - Windows 7
Chrome is usually slightly behind in Flash performance due to its sand-boxed Flash player, the only real surprise here is Firefox for Windows having a small advantage in Silverlight performance.
- The Top Four Browsers, Tested And Ranked
- Chrome, Firefox, IE9, Opera, Safari
- Test System Specs And Software Setup
- Test Suite And Methodology
- Start Time
- Page Load Time
- DOM And CSS Performance
- HTML5 Performance
- Hardware Acceleration Performance
- Plug-In Performance: Flash, Java, Silverlight
- Memory Efficiency
- Reliability, Responsiveness, And Security
- Standards Conformance
- Test Analysis
- OS X And Windows 7 Winners' Circle