Browser JavaScript and DOM Benchmark Tests: Firefox, Minefield, Safari, Webkit, Chrome, Chromium and Opera 10.5


Today Opera has released its latest and greatest version of Opera browser 10.5 Beta for Mac. It features speed enhancement as well as a unified Cocoa interface. Just how speedy is it exactly? Let’s test it out against other major browsers.

The benchmarks were run on my Macbook Pro (OS X 10.6.2, 2.53GHz CPU, 4GB RAM). I have performed three benchmark tests from Dromaeo - All JavaScript Tests, DOM Core Tests and JavaScript Library Tests. The following browsers are used:

  • Firefox 3.6
  • Minefield (Latest Firefox Nightly)
  • Safari 4.0.4
  • WebKit Latest Nightly
  • Chrome 5.0 Beta
  • Chromium Latest Nightly
  • Opera 10.5 Beta 1

The benchmark result (the higher the better):

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Opera is smoking fast for pure JavaScript execution, on the other hand its DOM performance is significant lower than its competitors.

Very interesting result, hey? ;)



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