Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Nov 2010 22:40 UTC, submitted by snk
Mozilla & Gecko clones "With the release of Firefox 4 Beta 7, Mozilla returned to near the top spot in browser performance rankings. According to tests run by Computerworld, the new browser is about three times faster than the current production version of Firefox in rendering JavaScript, and lags behind only Opera among the top five browser makers."
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by mfaudzinr on Thu 11th Nov 2010 23:20 UTC
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Yay! For Opera.

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RE: Opera!!! - no, Firefox!!!
by lemur2 on Fri 12th Nov 2010 01:24 in reply to "Opera!!!"
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Yay! For Opera.

Does Opera have GPU-hardware accelerated rendering?

This is the very first beat version of Firefox that includes the new Jaegermonkey javascript engine.

They are still working on it:

The trends are very enocuraging. The Mozilla team hasn't finished this work yet.

PS: BTW, if one looks at Google's v8bench javascript benchmark, and Apple's sunspider javascript benchmark, why shouldn't one also consider results from Mozilla's Kraken javascript benchmark? If one were to take the Kralen benchmark into account as well, as would only be being objective after all, then Opera would no longer be assessed as being in front of even Firefox-4.0b7.

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mfaudzinr Member since:

Does Opera have GPU-hardware accelerated rendering?

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Does Opera have GPU-hardware accelerated rendering?

The short answer is no.

The longer answer is that all Opera's rendering, including the UI, is done through VEGA, their Vector Graphics Library. Currently VEGA is using purely software acceleration, but they say that it's trivial to use a hardware backend. They have also said (about two years ago) that they have internal builds with OpenGL and Direct3D backends.

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RE[2]: Opera!!! - no, Firefox!!!
by Lennie on Fri 12th Nov 2010 15:09 in reply to "RE: Opera!!! - no, Firefox!!!"
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Because these tests are run on the commandline and the Kraken benchmark does not.

That is also the reason why Opera isn't included.

The reason IE is not included is because the tests are run on a Mac.

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