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
imperialreign
meh . . . it doesn't recognize IE8b with my system.

don't mean squat to me, though - so what if Mozilla can display a page a few ms before IE . . . at least IE can display 95% of all web content without display errors :p
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InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I 'overclocked' my browser and gained 41 marks. Oooh yeah!

;P
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#4
mdm-adph
imperialreign said:
meh . . . it doesn't recognize IE8b with my system.

don't mean squat to me, though - so what if Mozilla can display a page a few ms before IE . . . at least IE can display 95% of all web content without display errors :p
That's funny -- in the past few years, I'm actually starting to see far more pages display properly with Firefox that with Internet Explorer... :laugh:

And this benchmark doesn't have anything to do with how fast a page loads -- it's all about how fast Javascript and other page operations run, and how fast web applications run. In these aspects, IE is far, far, far behind.
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
My Pentium I scored a 58... fantastic.
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#6
SeanG
Funny,I ran it and it keeps saying IE6 score and im running IE8?
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#7
PEPE3D
My latest Peacekeeper benchmarks

I guess Safari is the winner.
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#10
a_ump
I broke a record!! lol nah they probly just don't update it often. Though i don't understand why my score on FF is higher than most everyone's in this thread, i saw bunch of 500-700.

2.3x the score with same tabs in safari
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#11
PEPE3D
:rockout:These are my latest score for Peacekeeper Browser benchmark.Safari-4904,Chrome-4744, Firefox1854, IE8-1236. Check this picture out.:slap:
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