Benchmarking Firefox 3.5

I've just loaded The release version of Firefox 3.5 onto my browser test bed in order to do some benchmarking. How does Mozilla's latest browser compare to the rest?.

I've just loaded The release version of Firefox 3.5 onto my browser test bed in order to do some benchmarking. How does Mozilla's latest browser compare to the rest?.

As usual I'm running two two tests:

  • SunSpider JavaScript benchmark
  • V8 Benchmark Suite

I expected Firefox 3.5 to be fast, but I didn't expect it to beat Google Chrome, and I was right. It's odd to think that it's been nearly a year since the last major Firefox upgrade, but in that time the browser faces stiff competition from both Google Chrome and Apple's Safari.

So, Firefox 3.5 now lags behind Chrome and Safari 4. That said, the browser is fast enough that you won't really notice that it's not the fastest!

Here, for completeness, are the ACID 3 results:

Close, but no cigar ...

After I get a few more hours under my belt I'll post a review of Firefox 3.5.

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