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A few browser speed tests

A few days ago while browsing around SRWare Iron forums, I stumbled upon some benchmarks about how Iron was fast. I thought I’d make an independent check with my current browsers.

Materials used

Hardware: Acer Aspire 5553G:

  • AMD Phenom 2 X4 Mobile N930
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 1 GiB VRAM, up to 2687 MB HyperMemory
  • 4 GiB DDR3 RAM

Software:

  • Futuremark Peacekeeper version 28 October 2010
  • Windows 7 x64 Enterprise all patches up-to-date
  • ATI Catalyst 10.8
  • SRWare Iron 7.0.520.0, Opera 11 alpha (build 1029), Firefox 4.0b8pre Gecko/20101027, Firefox 3.6.12, MSIE 9.0 beta, Safari 5.0.2

Results

Browser benchmark with Peacekeeper

  1. Iron 7.0.520.0: 5754 (100%)
  2. Opera 11: 5735 (99.7%)
  3. Safari 5.0.2: 3625 (63.0%)
  4. Firefox 4.0b8pre: 3361 (58.4%)
  5. Firefox 3.6.12: 2083 (36.2%)
  6. MSIE 9: 2044 (35.5%)

Iron 7 and Opera 11 are tied. Safari, the other WebKit browser, is third, a few points better than Firefox 4, which is itself more than 50% faster than Firefox 3.6 and MSIE 9.
Of course I won’t be testing Chrome. Many more benchmarks are available on SRWare Iron forums, in [Benchmark] Iron v7.0.520.0 VS Chrome v7.0.517.41.

Posted in Chrome/Chromium/Vivaldi, Firefox, Internet, Opera.


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