Browser speed test

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by moontan, May 27, 2011.

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  1. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    i decided to test the top 4 browsers just for fun.
    i used a stopwatch instead of benchmarks.
    statistics can be made to say anything you want, the stopwatch doesn't lie. :p

    i took the links to the 28 news article on the Google News page and hit them one by one.
    i stopped the stopwatch once the page was fully loaded (when the 'hourglass' stops).
    keep in mind i have a 'medium' internet speed (128 kbps).

    i was surprised that Chrome did not take the first spot.

    Results:
    IE9 : 6.72 seconds avg
    Chrome 11: 7.48
    Firefox 4.1 : 9.22
    Opera: i quit after 15 links since it was clear it was gonna place last with times very close to Firefox.
     
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  2. elapsed

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    Chrome will take the top spot on JavaScript heavy sites. IE9 used to have the fastest with Chakra but I believe Chrome improved upon V8 since then to overtake it by a slight margin.
     
  3. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    you're right.

    maybe my test would have been a little more accurate if i had tested 50 or 100 sites instead of just 28 but there's only so many hours in a day. ;)
     
  4. elapsed

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    I'd say it's more accurate if you measure the sites you visit, not a bunch of random sites. :p
     
  5. clayieee

    clayieee Registered Member

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    I must agree. IE9 takes the first place IMO
     
  6. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    there's only about 5 sites i visit daily on a regular basis, so i needed a larger pool.

    anyway, i guess the differences in speed for someone with a high speed pipe would be not really be as important.
     
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    Robin A. Registered Member

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    What Chrome version? In 13.0.772.0 > about:flags there is a new option, "GPU Compositing on all pages". With this option enabled, it appears to me noticeably faster than before.
     
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    Enabled it, good stuff. :thumb:
     
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