Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 01:08:42 +0200
- I noticed some pro-Chrome and pro-Opera bitching in the Desktop team blog comments around performance of Opera 10.51 in the Peacekeeper benchmark. I wrote something to use in a comment there, but then I decided to blog it here instead. It's been a while :)
Some choice quotes:
Originally posted by VarunM:
Chrome 5.0.356.2 destroys Opera 10.51 Especially the "Data" section is ridiculous. Chrome was 300% faster than Opera.
Originally posted by Asires:
"Data" is unimportant in rendering. "Rendering" is important. Opera is twice faster than Chrome in rendering.. So, Opera is 200% faster than Chrome.
But how well a browser really serves you is a highly personal experience. It depends a lot on what kind of sites you visit, what hardware you run your browser on, your Windows version, and what extra browser features you can use/add/customize/get distracted by. The Peacekeeper benchmark seems to be a bit sensitive of your underlying system, in some cases Chrome beats Opera, in others it is the other way around. I don't think speed will be a limiting factor with either of these modern browsers to enjoy the current web.