Opera 10.50 beta - Speed demon!

Opera 10.50 beta is out, and it's a real speed demon!
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

Opera 10.50 beta is out, and it's a real speed demon!

In testing that I've carried out lately, I've found that Google's Chrome browser has been ahead of the pack now ever since it was released. Now with Opera 10.50 beta out, we have a new pace-setter.

I ran Opera 10.50 beta and the latest release of Google Chrome ( through the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark and Google's V8 Benchmark Suite v5.

My benchmark of choice is Sunspider JavaScript, and it's the main benchmark that I use. V8 is secondary.

Here are the results:


As you can see, Opera 10.50 beta is almost 30% faster than Google Chrome on my test rig (Windows 7 64-bit, 4GB, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo). This is a very impressive win for Opera over Google.


In the V8 Benchmark Suite test, Opera 10.50 beta doesn't do so well, but it still manages to achieve a respectable score.

Nice work Opera team!

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