Author Topic: Peacekeeper: Test the performence of your Web browser  (Read 1853 times)

Ekstasis

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Peacekeeper: Test the performence of your Web browser
« on: March 16, 2009, 09:55:59 PM »
http://service.futuremark.com/peacekeeper

I have been using Firefox for many years, but according to this test
I get about 65% better performance in Chrome, and the difference is visible as well, especially on flash based sites.
The question is if the Ad blocker plus plugin for Firefox, would in anyway, affect the result in the test.
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Re: Peacekeeper: Test the performence of your Web browser
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009, 08:16:25 AM »
Most browser plugins will affect performance, especially a plugin like an ad blocker that is running all the time.  To get a better comparison, test with all plugins disabled in Firefox.

Anyway, you should find Firefox slower than both Chrome and Safari 4.
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Re: Peacekeeper: Test the performence of your Web browser
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 02:44:18 PM »
I got nailed with a really nasty virus attack last December -- I had a good anti-virus program running, but only modest protection beyond that.  I ran an anti-spyware scan which apparently triggered the dormant virus prematurely, so I was at the screen when it went active.  It was remarkably effective.  Took me more than a month to get rid of all traces and get the computer back to where I trusted it again.

Anyway, I've redefined my assessment of "browser performance."  I now run ad blockers, script blockers, a cookie "white list," an extensive "Hosts" file, etc.  All this has slowed my browser down a bit, but I'm perfectly okay with that!



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Re: Peacekeeper: Test the performence of your Web browser
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 03:32:24 PM »
Most browser plugins will affect performance, especially a plugin like an ad blocker that is running all the time.  To get a better comparison, test with all plugins disabled in Firefox.

Anyway, you should find Firefox slower than both Chrome and Safari 4.

Well for some days now..I have been trying Chrome...and I really like it..it is actually way faster...
I will run that benchmark test again when I have that ad blocker plugin for chrome installed..I hope..it will not affect the speed too much..