Testing Suites Show Firefox 4 Not Quite Caught Up In Speed

We ran our own Mac-based performance tests last week with Firefox's pre-beta release candidate, and found Firefox 4 an improvement, but not quite catching up to other browsers in raw speed.

Web Worker Daily did its own MacBook Pro tests, and found that Firefox 4 was, at best, on par with Opera 10.6 on Mozilla's Dromaeo testing suite (they ran the combined "Recommended Tests", whereas we broke the results into JavaScript and CSS). Pure speed isn't everything, of course, and the new Firefox has a lot to recommend. Have you found Firefox 4 to be faster, or comparable to other browsers?

[Web Worker Daily]


    Firefox 4b1 is much faster to start than 3.6.6 and i've noticed it's quite a lot faster loading some sites.

    Yeah, umm.. it's a beta. Why do people test things like this for prerelease products?

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