Chrome vs IE Javascript Engine Performance Comparison

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Operating System: Windows Vista Enterprise 32 bit
CPU: Intel Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Memory: 2038 MB
Tools: Testing Javascript Page

Opera 9.24 Score: 82

It is not too bad.


Firefox 3 Score : 109

It is fairly fast!


Chrome beta Score : 1105
WOW, ten times faster than firefox,

I am glad I downloaded it. Well done Google!


Internet Explorer 7 Score : ??????
After running ten seconds of browsing the page, I got err..

ie promt

Here we go, continue. The score is 19

ie 7

Happy Browsing!

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9 Responses to “Chrome vs IE Javascript Engine Performance Comparison”

Comment from Anthony Alexander
Time February 21, 2009 at 7:05 am

The numbers are misleading.

My Javascript framework includes a fps counter. IE 7 runs about 75% slower than IE6, I actually uninstalled it when i saw those numbers. IE 8 goe sback up to about 30.

Safari, Opera and Firefox hover around 80-90FPS but Firefox jumps to 110+ every now and then.

I was getting about 550+ with Chrome Beta, then it went down to 300 close to realease, right now its in the low 200s(220-250).

Now when it comes to actually rendering the page, IE 6 was the smoothest followed by Opera. Firefox was plagued with artifacting issues and a generally buggy rendering setup. Safari followed up then Chrome last. The numbers also drop most dramatically for Chrome under load.

Right now Safari has the best rendering, followed by Chrome, Opera, Firefox(when it finally LOADS) and then IE8.

Comment from admin
Time February 21, 2009 at 9:02 am

I am wondering what javascript framework it was as you mentioned above?

Comment from Snow user
Time July 17, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Well… Safari on Snow pulls a Score of 2268, running a stock iMac 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of RAM

Score: 2268
Richards: 3876
DeltaBlue: 2221
Crypto: 3034
RayTrace: 2935
EarleyBoyer: 2855
RegExp: 1020
Splay: 1385

Comment from Slimshadym23
Time August 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm

It’s like a controversial thing when i ran the test.
Mozilla, ran successfully and gave me some value above 100. In IE6 it gave me that script warning whether you wanna stop the script or continue.. after i allowed it to continue, it became irresponsive and started hogging the memory ( i saw it in task manager it was having some over 400K). it was on win XP, 2MB ram, intel core 2 1.7GHz.

Then at home Mozilla fairly ran for sometime and started giving me warning message like whether you wanna stop the script or you wanna continue running the script. Then after hitting continue it ate memory upto 200K and completed the test. and IE 7 behaved the same way like IE6. It was on Win XP, 1GB ram, intel pentium 4.3GHZ.

I was wondering, whether in chrome is this really a radical improvement or the V8 benchmark is tweaked to perform good exclusively for chrome.

Again I am gonna run this test in IE8 and chrome. And let me post my observation.


Comment from Oliver Mezquita
Time November 6, 2009 at 3:59 am

Yeap, Google beats all of its competitors by far. And IE just plain sucks. That’s it. There’s no more to it!

Comment from Alfred
Time January 5, 2010 at 9:59 am

I think one of the most advertised strong point in Chrome is the script engine supposedly delivering far better performance than any other browser.

This may be the case in the pages written specifically for Chrome but it is really not true on the everyday pages you can find on the Internet.

On the contrary, Chrome may prove to be the slowest. I had noticed that when developing my site that uses the Image Flow js component from Finn Rudolph. Have a look at Use your mouse scroll on the visual navigator.

Do that in Firefox, Opera, IE and Chrome. Chrome is really bad. IE is annoying because of the tearing but the movement is more fluent. Firefox and Opera are near perfect.

So, what is Google bragging about?

Comment from technokitty
Time January 15, 2010 at 8:11 am

Oh cmon..I find the options n preferences menu in Chrome completely rubbish…I mean they hardly give you any options with just the three tabs…Opera gives you 5, Firefox and IE give you 7 or 8…and its not like the Chrome developers have been working overtime to give you sleek UI’s, … just try setting up a proxy to connect to a network in Chrome and it simply switches to the IE settings menu…that’s original!

Comment from Custom Research Papers
Time January 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm

This is really such a great idea; you have done a great gob

Comment from Ignorant Skeptic
Time May 20, 2010 at 4:18 am

a test on where chrome beats out everyone
not a surprise…

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