Internet Browser Benchmark PeaceKeeper - gHacks Tech News

Internet Browser Benchmark PeaceKeeper

Benchmarks can be an appropriate method of comparing different products with each other. Internet browser benchmarks usually calculate the processing speed of JavaScript and other metrics that may be of importance on day to day use.

This method is a good indicator of the speed of a web browser. It fails however to test other important factors like usability, security or correct code interpretations, or convenience factors.

A browser that excels in JavaScript calculations and executions does not therefor need to be the best in other areas. Still, a speedy Internet browser is something that most users desire and strive after.

You can say that marginal differences do not make a huge difference in day to day use, while non-performance related features may.

Peacekeeper browser benchmark

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Peacekeeper is a new Internet browser benchmark by Futuremark, a company that is probably best known for its video graphics benchmarks 3DMark and PCMark. The benchmark is compatible will all web browsers that support JavaScript, and if you want to compare results Java as well.

It will extract general information about the computer system including its cpu, computer memory and operating system before it starts the benchmark.

The benchmark itself is a series of tests that are conducted in the same browser window. The result is displayed in the end and the nice thing about this is that you get comparison information so that you can compare it with other browsers.

Probably the most interesting aspect of the Internet browser benchmark is the chart in the end that displays the performance of several web browsers when run on four different computer systems which you can use to compare your computer's performance.

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The chart displays the performance of ten web browsers, including final versions like Internet Explorer 8 or Safari 4 and beta versions like Opera 10 or Firefox 3.1b3, on four different computer systems.

Two Intel computer systems running the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8400 and Intel Core i7 Processor 920 plus two AMD systems running the AMD Athlon 64 3800+ and AMD Phenom II X4 940. It is therefor possible to analyses the performance of a web browser running on a local computer system with those run by other users who took the benchmark.

Update:The Peacekeeper benchmark has been updated in recent time. A list of devices is displayed to you in the end that displays the performance of mobile, desktop and entertainment devices.

A click on any device displays its detailed results, including all test frames per second, processing power, and support for technologies.

There is however no comparison chart anymore. The only option that you have is to run the test in different browsers on your system, to find out which is the fastest according to the benchmark.

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Comments

  1. Rarst said on May 3, 2009 at 7:03 pm
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    It’s an interesting name of service… for something that will only refuel holy wars in pointless and meaningless way only benchmarks can. :)

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