Google introduced Chrome in part because it wants faster browsing and the richer Web applications that speed will unlock. So how does Chrome actually stack up?
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But when pressed for specifics, he told us to try them out. So we did.
Here's the site description of the speed tests:
- Richards: OS kernel simulation benchmark, originally written in BCPL by Martin Richards (539 lines).
- DeltaBlue: One-way constraint solver, originally written in Smalltalk by John Maloney and Mario Wolczko (880 lines).
- Crypto: Encryption and decryption benchmark based on code by Tom Wu (1,689 lines).
- RayTrace: Ray tracer benchmark based on code by Adam Burmister (3,418 lines).
A few notes: first, your mileage may vary; we ran these tests on a dual-core Windows XP machine.
Second, we apologise to Opera, whose browser we didn't have installed.
Third, we tried to run the SunSpider benchmark tests as well, but perhaps because a lot of other curious people had the same idea on the day Chrome launched, we couldn't get to the site.
Via CNET News.com