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Old 30. Oct 2014, 04:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Loaded all my Browsers and headed to Futuremark

I decided to try out some of my browsers over at Futuremark-Bench test
Interesting find...
I loaded each browser with at least 12 tabs Maxthron Cloud had twice that much..

Max 5048
Bandu Spark 4780
Lunascape6 3038
Qupzilla Froze
Sea Monkey 3727
Torch 4738
Opera 4885
Chrome 4871
Firefox 4358
360 4425
Palemoon 3010
Slimbrowser 2300
Slimjet 3795
Slimboat 1853


I'll keep with Maxthon Cloud or Opera
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Old 30. Oct 2014, 08:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't know if you misinterpreted the test?

There was no need to load each browser with 12 tabs, because it doesn't matter how many tabs are opened. The test has nothing to do with open tabs.

The benchmark performs tests to test the different capabilities of the browser, like HTML5 rendering, or how it handles strings and all.

I didn't understand some of the tests, because it said that multi-core CPUs will perform better on some tests. Then, how does the browser get involved here, and how exactly is this testing of the browser, when you involve hardware in it?

Also, I think internet speed will also account for in this test. Some of the tests involved video rendering, some of which I was not even able to see, because the video wasn't buffered and the test moved on to another test.

I don't think I will base my choosing of a browser based on this test.
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Old 30. Oct 2014, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yea I agree, I just base it on which gave me the higher number and able to do all the test...
Yes some of the browsers would not show the sphere w the 6 balls inside and some wouldn't show one or two of the river video's
My choice is based on which one did it all and was the fastest...
which gave me which one works best for my computer..

So your tests base on your computer, your internet speed etc., may differ
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Old 30. Oct 2014, 04:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So you base your choice of a browser only on the basis of this test?

For me, many factors affect the choice of a browser. It's interface should appeal to me, and I should feel comfortable using it.

It should have the appropriate features, security, and the appropriate extensions/add-ons, using which I can extend its capabilities.

Such tests don't matter much, atleast to me.
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Old 30. Oct 2014, 07:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well of course part of my decision is based on whether I like the layout or not...
But if it doesn't perform who gives a crap how pretty it is...
and who cares how fast it is if you can't use your favorite add-on's
It has to all come into play.. The world isn't black and white....

The reason I even posted this was because I thought it was pretty nice to see a browser like Maxthon beat out FireFox and Chrome.. at least in my i7 Win 8.1 computer using DSL 7mb connection

For years I couldn't use Maxthon because it would scramble my restore tabs and I like them a certain way.. So I never used it until just lately when they fixed it...

But now the bug is, If you lock a tab it might show back up next time you start the browser.. So don't lock the tabs..
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Old 30. Oct 2014, 07:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the explanation .

Well, Firefox is the browser for me.
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Old 30. Oct 2014, 11:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Honestly I prefer the Firefox type browsers also..like Palemoon I just find all those open processes open in your task manager with the Chrome based browsers a little discerning
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Old 31. Oct 2014, 03:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Using this benchmark is not a good way to choose a web browser. The benchmark score largely measures the speed of JavaScript processing and not a lot of the other components that you might be using when web browsing.

The Peacekeeper benchmark is the only Futuremark browser benchmark that I've seen and I assume that is what is being discussed here so here's a link for those unfamiliar with it:
http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/

I like the benchmark and use it a lot. It is generally very consistent in its results which means the scores vary by less than 2% when you run it under consistent conditions. Even so you should be aware of its limitations. The FAQs are well worth reading for this reason:
http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/faq.action

Peacekeeper is primarily a speed test of your system performance like other Futuremark benchmarks. It is not a complete performance test for your web browser because it focuses on the speed of JavaScript performance and ignores other important components of browser performance.
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Peacekeeper is a JavaScript performance benchmark. It does not test your browser’s other features nor does it measure its security functionality. It does not check for W3C conformity, nor does it test external components such as Flash, though some add-ons may have a negative impact on the browsers performance in general.
The results are mainly influenced by CPU, graphics CPU and installed drivers, screen resolution and the viewable window size (which can be minimized to get a better result), and resource constraints (particularly sufficient free physical memory which can be limited due to other running processes).
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It does not test, nor is the score influenced by, your internet connection speed or latency.
It does not include many tests of capability which can also be very important. While Peacekeeper tests and presents the results for some aspects of HTML5 they are not included in the overall score.
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Note that the HTML5 tests (prefixed with HTML5 in this document) are not calculated into the overall score.
Finally, here are some figures for comparison when I've run Peacekeeper on the same browsers. I've converted the values to relative scores compared with the highest score.

The results are quite consistent but it is difficult to explain the main differences (highlighted in bold) because a lot more detail is needed about the test conditions, browser version, etc. that CASD and I have used. As Palemoon is tested that means 64-bit Windows has been used which is what I've also used. Testing on 32-bit Windows does give different results.

Higher scores usually mean higher memory and CPU use but that is not factored into the score. When you're choosing a browser you might want to consider that trade-off because it becomes more significant as you open more browser tabs/windows.

Browser CASD Remah
Maxthon 100% 96%
Opera 97% 78%
Chrome 96% 100%
Bandu Spark 95% -
Torch 94% 92%
360 88% 98%
Firefox 86% 77%
Slimjet 75% -
Sea Monkey 74% 68%
Palemoon 60% 56%
Lunascape6 60% 53%
Slimbrowser 46% 47%
Slimboat 37% 36%
Qupzilla dnc -
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Old 31. Oct 2014, 05:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Excellent I'm using an Intel i7 8gb ram
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Excellent I'm using an Intel i7 8gb ram
Which browser versions? I used:
Chrome 37.0
Opera 23.0
Firefox 32.0
360 7.5.2
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