RoboHornet Results: Windows 7 And 8
Chrome 21 proves too much for its competition under Windows 7, achieving nearly 78% above baseline. IE9 places second, just 27% behind the front-runner. For those of you who've been asking, we're including the 64-bit version of IE9 as well, though it's about 11% behind its 32-bit counterpart. Third-place finisher Opera 12 nearly ties with the 64-bit IE9 at 38% over baseline. Firefox 15 pulls up the rear, just 16% over the baseline.
Breaking out Windows 8 RTM for the first time in a browser comparison yields some very surprising results. Internet Explorer 10 smashes the competition, performing 37% better than even the latest version of Google's Chrome and earning the only score in this test to double the baseline. Still no slouch, Chrome 21 is far ahead of third-place finisher Opera 12, at 71% and 33% above baseline (respectively). Firefox 15 again places last.
So far RoboHornet has been terrible to Mozilla and great for Microsoft. Incredible results, not at all expected.
They've got to quit bundling OS updates and IE together though. Otherwise, they get left behind when all the other browsers get updated, but IE doesn't. When IE 9 came out, it was quite the monster too, but 3 years is a long time for other browsers to catch and easily overtake it.
2 out of 17 benchmark(s) failed.
My poor work PC :(
In normal use, IE10 performs worse than FF15, so i dont see how it scored that much better.
FWIW, the actual mozilla developers had no clue about this benchmark prior to this article. Infact, they have started working on this benchmark after someone reported this article. So IMO, the presence of Mozilla is marginal at best in the overseeing member committee
And, mozila has only one representative. More than half of the committee members are google people. Makes me wonder if there is some unintentional bias....
typed robohornet.com as the URL and get a friendly 404 error.
Actually have to use www.robohornet.com !
Now isn't that kinda sad ? :-)