my sunspider test results for Sept.

Run on Ubuntu 10.04 64bit on core2quad@2.66Ghtz

Browser Version Sunspider result
Chromium 7.0.530.0 336.0ms +/- 9.1%
Midori 0.2.8 366.4ms +/- 2.1%
Epiphany 2.30.2 454.4ms +/- 3.8%
Opera 10.62 397.8ms +/- 2.8%
Firefox 3.6.11pre 1805.0ms +/- 3.0%
Swiftfox 3.6.10 955.0ms +/- 1.3%
Firefox 4b7pre 462.6ms +/- 7.9%

Chromium is still leading the pack, but it’s lead is not as dramatic as it used to be. Firefox 4 is shaping up to be a pretty stellar browser overall. Still waiting for the UI on Linux to get some love though. Swiftfox, which is essentially Firefox optimized for specific chip architectures, is interesting. It is almost twice as fast in this benchmark compared to standard Firefox . Maybe Firefox should do this themselves if they want to eek out some extra performance, but I suppose there are reasons not to as well.

Looking back it is pretty impressive how much faster browser javascript has gotten over the last couple years.

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