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*The.Doctor

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#1 8 years ago

I was looking through some web browser benchmarks today and decided to do a few of my own using Futuremark Peacekeeper. Some people say Peacekeeper is not that great, but from all the browser reviews i've seen its generally pretty accurate for judging overall speed. The results are also entirely independent of your connection speed. I ran them all with default settings on the PC in my sig.

Results: peacekeeper.jpg

The Opera 11 beta is the fastest!. I was actually pretty surprised by how close the Iron/Chrome and Opera results were. Safari actually did better than i expected as well. FF4 looks to be a decent step up from FF 3.6 but still leaves FF in second to last place. Not surprised IE is still last though, i wasn't expecting it to do that bad though, even though it is still beta. Conclusion: Use Opera or Iron/Chrome!

Thoughts? Discuss!




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#2 8 years ago

I am no longer going to use FF as my main browser now haha Probably Opera, I dont like chrome just because its google and they want to rule the world!




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#3 8 years ago

I really never thought Firefox was THAT bad... Interesting... I might just have to give Opera another go. I have Opera 9 on here, but it hasn't had a whole lot of use.

Well I can't give any concrete numbers or anything, but Opera 11 definitely feels snappier, and I guess that's all that really matters.




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#4 8 years ago
*Daedalus;5433695I really never thought Firefox was THAT bad... Interesting... I might just have to give Opera another go. I have Opera 9 on here, but it hasn't had a whole lot of use.

Same I always thought firefox was one of the fastest browsers but I guess not




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#5 8 years ago

Firefox has always been slower than Opera. I thought this was common knowledge by now? Opera uses it's speed as a selling point in marketing for crying out loud.

And Chrome being so close doesn't much surprise me either, given that it was built for speed and heavily streamlined.

IE continues to miss the point of the browser wars by adding on useless crap and failing to optimise their engine. Given that these are among the reasons for Netscape's defeat all those years ago, you'd think they'd know better.

Especially with all the talk of Google thinking of going in the Netscape Constellation direction, which was among the main reasons for MS trying to crush Netscape in the first place.




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#6 8 years ago

I'm surprised Opera is so fast considering the amount of features it has really.




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#7 8 years ago

IE surprised me. From what I heard it sounded like they really had improved it. Opera wasn't much of a surprised. I hadn't performed any scientific tests, but it was certainly much more stable and responsive with more than a few tabs open (At the moment I have 27).




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#8 8 years ago
Nemmerle;5433709I'm surprised Opera is so fast considering the amount of features it has really.[/QUOTE] I was thinking the same thing. Opera has a huge deal of built-in features by default, yet it remains the fastest around. +1 respect to Opera. IE kind of caught me by suprise as well. I thought it was a great, great improvement compared to its previous builds (it was), and would've expect it to see at least one or two ranks higher than its current standing. [QUOTE=Ensign Riles;5433843]but it was certainly much more stable and responsive with more than a few tabs open (At the moment I have 27).

You use wayyyyy too many unnecessary tabs. Get rid of the tabs you don't use, history. Poof! Just like that.


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#9 8 years ago

This is Riles we're talking about here. He's the only person I know who's actually tried to download the entire Internet into his brain. 27 tabs is light reading for him.




*The.Doctor

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#10 8 years ago

I've made Opera 11 my default browser now. Its actually noticeably faster than Iron on some websites. It seems to look a little better than 10.6 as well, nothing major, just a few small touches make it seem smoother.




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