Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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molnarcs
Member since:
2005-09-10

Link please - the initial press release featured static benchmarks. I don't know which benchmark page you are referring to. I googled kraken benchmark, found this on tested.com:
http://www.tested.com/news/which-web-browser-can-best-mozillas-new-...

As I expected, even Chrome 6.xxx seems to beat FF 4 in speed.

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smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

He's probably talking about JM, which wasn't included in beta 6 but will be in 7. Here are some numbers from arewefastyet.com (take with a grain of salt, of course) http://arewefastyet.com/kraken_temp/.

I'm not sure those results really make sense to me. Benchmarks of FF4 should probably wait until JM is actually released in a working beta, at this point testing the nightlies is too fluid to get good results and the old betas aren't at all representative of what FF4 will be like.

It would also be good to have an expert breakdown of the kraken benchmark to tell us what it's testing. For example, is everything really blocked on javascript performance, or is it also testing the speed of the audio tag for those tests, and other DOM stuff.

Edited 2010-09-24 08:43 UTC

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molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Thanks ;) Pity I have no idea what those tests mean, and how they translate into my browsing habits (rendering speed of pages I often visit). I still think that none of the vendor supplied benchmarks can be trusted (at least Google had the balls of calling its own v8benchmark). I still have FF installed, use it once in a while, and I'm happy about any speed improvement, even though I consider their claims marketing bs.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Link please


http://arewefastyet.com/

I don't know which benchmark page you are referring to. I googled kraken benchmark, found this on tested.com:
http://www.tested.com/news/which-web-browser-can-best-mozillas-new-...

As I expected, even Chrome 6.xxx seems to beat FF 4 in speed.


That testing was for Firefox 4 Beta 6.

Firefox 4 Beta 6 doesn't include Jaegermonkey, it includes only Tracemonkey.

http://arewefastyet.com/

The gold plotline is "moz TM" ... Tracemonkey. This is what you will get in Firefox 4 Beta 6.

The black plotline is Jaegermonkey alone. The purple plotline is Jaegermonkey + Tracemonkey. The latter is what will go in Firefox 4.0 final release.

On Sunspider, Jaegermonkey + Tracemonkey = 430, Tracemonkey alone = 538.

This is a 25% improvement over Firefox 4 Beta 6.

On v8bench, Jaegermonkey + Tracemonkey = 2684, Tracemonkey alone = 5080.

This is a 90% improvement over Firefox 4 Beta 6.

Edited 2010-09-24 11:29 UTC

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