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3D News, GL, DirectX "Today, we are excited to unlock this technology for high-performance games, by teaming up with Epic Games. By leveraging this new JavaScript optimization technology, Mozilla has been able to bring Epic's Unreal Engine 3 to the Web. With this port, developers will soon be able to explore limitless possibilities when it comes to porting their popular gaming titles to the Web."
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Firefox benchmarks
by twitterfire on Fri 29th Mar 2013 09:58 UTC
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2008-09-11

I'd like to see Firefox with the new Javascript engine benchmarked against Chrome. If performance is anyway near Chrome, I will happily return to FF after few years since I began to dislike Chrome tracking users and collecting personal information.

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RE: Firefox benchmarks
by twitterfire on Fri 29th Mar 2013 11:20 in reply to "Firefox benchmarks"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

I'd like to see Firefox with the new Javascript engine benchmarked against Chrome. If performance is anyway near Chrome, I will happily return to FF after few years since I began to dislike Chrome tracking users and collecting personal information.


Chrome still the fastest browser but Firefox nightly is close: http://arewefastyet.com/

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RE[2]: Firefox benchmarks
by twitterfire on Fri 29th Mar 2013 12:32 in reply to "RE: Firefox benchmarks"
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2008-09-11

Did some quick benchmarks:


Lower is better

sunspider-0.9.1

FF Nightly: 312
Chrome 26: 266
IE 10: 198

kraken-1.1

FF Nightly: 3617
Chrome 25: 3053
IE 10: 8794

Higher is better

V8 Benchmark Suite - version 7

FF Nightly: 8207
Chrome 26: 9178
IE 10: 4357

Octane v1

FF Nightly: 7421
Chrome26: 9567
IE 10: 3570


It seems that apart from asm.js which is fast, javascript engine in FF still lags behind V8 in Chrome.

I would be happier if Mozilla focuses on general JS performance than on adding support for asm.js which won't see much use in the near future.

Edited 2013-03-29 12:36 UTC

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