Thursday, March 12th 2009

Futuremark Launches Peacekeeper Web Browser Benchmark

Futuremark Corporation today unveiled Peacekeeper, a free online benchmarking tool for measuring and comparing the performance of common internet browsers. Competition between browsers has never been as hotly contested, nor have internet users had as many choices as they do now. The big five: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera, see regular releases of new and innovative features and each camp’s fans keep many a forum and blog busy. So far, words have been the only shots fired in the long-running browser wars. Now, with Peacekeeper web users finally have an easy to use, impartial tool for measuring and comparing the performance of different web browsers. Peacekeeper is a new online benchmark from Futuremark that realistically simulates the load placed on the browser by common JavaScript functions as used by popular, modern websites. For users who prioritize speed and performance, Peacekeeper helps answer the question of which browser is best for them.

Jukka Mäkinen, Head of PC Products and Services at Futuremark, said, "People have more choice now in how they experience the internet than ever before. But they may not realize that performance between browsers can vary dramatically, especially on lower-end PCs. With Peacekeeper, it’s simple to compare different browsers and see which one offers the best performance on your PC."

Many websites, such as social networks, video sharing communities and webmail services, place a heavy load on the web browser. For people who use these sites a lot, changing browsers to one that performs faster can make visiting those sites more fun, with less waiting for pages to load and display correctly. Peacekeeper makes that choice easier than ever.

Web users can run Peacekeeper now by visiting http://www.futuremark.com/peacekeeperSource: Futuremark
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86 Comments on Futuremark Launches Peacekeeper Web Browser Benchmark

#1
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
I actually misread that the first time around and thought futuremark released a web browser :laugh:
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#2
renozi
man, is safari that fast??
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#3
DanishDevil
I benched Firefox, and it crashed. I guess I've gotta up the vWeb voltage...
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#4
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: DanishDevil
I benched Firefox, and it crashed. I guess I've gotta up the vWeb voltage...
Might need Water cooling if your going to up the volts :p
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#5
shiny_red_cobra
Works fine for me...

Firefox (v3.0.7) Scored:
427 Points
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7700 (2.4 GHz)
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro FX Series
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#6
DaveK
I got 408 points with Firefox v3.1b2
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#7
Cold Storm
Battosai


536 :rockout:

I can't believe Safari had the highest at 2264...
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#8
leonard_222003
From the people that are known to favore the one who gives more money comes a new benchmark that is impartial :) , futuremark is becoming a joke and i'll be glad if they ever go bankrupt.
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#10
erocker
by: leonard_222003
From the people that are known to favore the one who gives more money comes a new benchmark that is impartial :) , futuremark is becoming a joke and i'll be glad if they ever go bankrupt.
Who cares?! It's a free gimmiky benchmark. Why so serious?
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#11
mlee49
Wow I'm a bench whore. I had to run it on my work computer and results are crap. 300 pts for Firefox with 3/tabs open. 150pts for IE7 w/3 tabs open.
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#12
mdm-adph
by: renozi
man, is safari that fast??
The new version 4 is. However, it's very beta and not exactly ready for widespread use yet. :p

This is actually a really cool test -- I'd love to see some of the work that went into making it.

by: leonard_222003
From the people that are known to favore the one who gives more money comes a new benchmark that is impartial :) , futuremark is becoming a joke and i'll be glad if they ever go bankrupt.
I really don't think there's much connection between Futuremark and Apple, considering that in most people's minds (not just enthusiasts) Apple != Gaming.
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#13
leonard_222003
I guess it's nothing wrong if it's free but i wouldn't trust any number or score from futuremark , as soon as anyone of importance gives the freaks ( futuremark) attention ( like microsoft using this in a slide to compare perf. or some other important company ) the benchmark becomes corupt in scores and who is best.
So everyone treat it like a free unimportant program and we will be ok.
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#15
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: leonard_222003
I guess it's nothing wrong if it's free but i wouldn't trust any number or score from futuremark , as soon as anyone of importance gives the freaks ( futuremark) attention ( like microsoft using this in a slide to compare perf. or some other important company ) the benchmark becomes corupt in scores and who is best.
So everyone treat it like a free unimportant program and we will be ok.
But, what a bench mark can do is way more then be a E-p3n1s building tool.. It can show stability in your system... Also shows others the ability that the product can do in a system similar..

So, to you, if a company says that their card "can do" 75-80fps in COD 4, your going to believe it, and then not complain because yes, it can do 75-80fps, but only with a certain set up?
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#17
doomsdaybg
looks nice

Chrome (v2.0.169.1) Scored:
1452 Points :rockout:
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#18
chaotic_uk
it wont work for me lol , using ie7 in vista and i get the quote below
Unsupported browser
Your browser is unsupported. Only Internet Explorer 6 and higher are supported.
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#19
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Firfox(3.0.7)= 552
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#20
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: erocker
Who cares?! It's a free gimmiky benchmark. Why so serious?
True, nothing earth shattering.
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#22
Urbklr
519 with Firefox 3.0.6, neat. What is the point of this again?
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#23

1422 on chrome with 3 tabs open. Not too shabby :D
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#24
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: Urbklr
519 with Firefox 3.0.6, neat. What is the point of this again?
Just to see the performance of your web browers, but still its not really important in general. Its not like where OCing em.:laugh:
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#25
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
WARNING!

Don't run F@H while doing this! It makes you fail!

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