Benchmarking browsers on Snow Leopard

Having a bit of time, I decided to test the browsers available to OSX. I ran SunSpider and V8 Benchmark Suites on all the modern browsers available to OSX.

Here are some results, first SunSpider 0.9:

Firefox 3.5.3  (32bit)                   Total: 694.6ms +/- 1.3%
Minefield 3.7a1pre (32bit)               Total: 584.2ms +/- 0.9%
Chromium 4.0.212.0 (build 26664) (32bit) Total: 304.8ms +/- 3.9%
Safari 4.0.3 (6531.9) (64-bit)           Total: 258.8ms +/- 2.3%
WebKit Nightly 4.0.3 (r48518) (64bit)    Total: 248.4ms +/- 1.2%
Opera 10.00 (build 6652) (32bit)         Total: 2937.2ms +/- 0.6%

and V8 Benchmark Suite

Firefox 3.5.3  (32bit)                   Score: 544
Minefield 3.7a1pre (32bit)               Score: 696
Chromium 4.0.212.0 (build 26664) (32bit) Score: 6241
Safari 4.0.3 (6531.9) (64-bit)           Score: 4041
WebKit Nightly 4.0.3 (r48518) (64bit)    Score: 4627
Opera 10.00 (build 6652) (32bit)         Score: 285

All the tests were run on a hackintosh:

  • Snow Leopard 10.6.1 (32-bit kernel)
  • Core i7 920 @ 3.5GHz (20x175)
  • 6GB DDR3
  • Radeon 4870 1GB

No extensions or settings were set on any tested browsers

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