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amrnuke

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Since the thread title is "How fast is your browser?" I thought it would be interesting to bring in some other browser benchmarks, since Speedometer was developed by a team headed by WebKit (read: Apple), Octane - Google, and Kraken - Mozilla.

Test5600XA13M1 (for reference)
Google Octane 2.0 (higher better)746304760662170 (link)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 (lower better)551.2 ms572.5 ms502.5 ms (link)
WebXPRT 3 (higher better)382196286 (link)
Speedometer 2.0 (higher better)182.4166~220 (above, by Nothingness)

The results are all over the place. I had chalked it up to Octane v2 being retired in 2017, and Kraken being like 10 years old, while Speedometer 2.0 was updated in 2018. Though WebXPRT is maintained actively.

Regarding disparity in the above results, I think it was interesting reading through what each test actually benchmarks.

I thought it was also really interesting reading Andrei's impression of the A14 in the iPhone 12 review, basically noting that while the Speedometer scores and JetStream (also a WebKit-produced benchmark) were 25-30% faster than the A13 in the iPhone 11, he says, "I would be lying if I were to say that I noticed that the new iPhone 12s are any faster than the iPhone 11 in everyday usage, but that’s simply because these are already are outstandingly fast devices." Which seems odd. 25-30% speed increases should be noticeable, but he notes as well, "The new iPhone 12s here actually show very little progress in terms of performance. This small progress in WebXPRT is actually quite representative of my overall impression of responsiveness of the new iPhones."

So perhaps we should be using WebXPRT 3 to gauge the overall browsing experience?
 

CakeMonster

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5900X stock (3600 @ 16-16-16-36)
3090 stock

Chrome 90: 194.4
Edge 89: 180.3

Hmm some diverging results in this thread, not sure if I can make sense of the 5600 vs 5900 vs 5950 results...

Edit: Updated results after disabling uBlock
 
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Justinus

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5900X stock (3600 @ 16-16-16-36)
3090 stock

Chrome 90: 174.9
Edge 89: 134.8

Hmm some diverging results in this thread, not sure if I can make sense of the 5600 vs 5900 vs 5950 results...
Exact browser version, ram/fclk speed, ram timings, background tasks, and browser plugins all seem to affect the score.

I was only seeing ~165 until I turned off Ublock.
 

CakeMonster

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Aha, I run with lots of privacy addons including ublock... I initially assumed I was fine just since CPU/GPU usage was low when I started the benchmark.
 

Thala

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Forgot that Opera has its own blocker for ads and tracking active, rerun with that disabled:
N3700 - Opera 75.0.3969: 16.54 ±0.15 (25% improvement 😳)
4500U - Opera 75.0.3969: 94.46 ±0.83
Cool, finally someone without big numbers from high wattage machines :) Then i dare to throw in my Surface Pro X numbers:

Microsoft SQ1 - Chromium 89.0.4389 - Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS: 77.2
 

.vodka

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3900X + PBO fmax enhancer, 3800MHz 16-19-19-38 1T+gdm tuned memory
R9 290, 21.3.1
W10 20H2 19042.867

Speedometer 2.0
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Chrome 89: 154.1 ± 1.1
Chromium Edge: 153 ± 1.6
Firefox 87 : 146 ± 2.0

Octane 2.0
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Chrome 89: 57077
Chromium Edge: 56687
Firefox 87 : 26232, lol something is wrong here

Mozilla Kraken 1.1
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Chrome 89: 670.6ms ± 0.3%
Chromium Edge: 677.8ms ± 0.2%
Firefox 87 : 842.7ms ± 1.0%

WebXPRT 3
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Chrome 89: 270


All with no extensions enabled. Zen3 is stupid fast in these relative to Zen2.
 
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Det0x

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Microsoft Edge Version 89.0.774.76 (Official build) (64-bit) = 190
Google Chrome Incognito Version 89.0.4389.128 (Official Build) (64-bit) = 185
 
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Det0x

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Google Chrome Incognito Version 90.0.4430.72 (Official Build) (64-bit) = 200
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*edit1*
Removed bookmarks

*edit2*
And everything together, still using Google Chrome Incognito Version 90.0.4430.72 (Official Build) (64-bit) :)

Octane 2.0= 75626

Mozilla Kraken 1.1= 540ms

WebXPRT 3 = 330
browserspeed 200-2.png
 
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