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Best Mac Browser - Firefox 3.6.10 Results
Best Mac Browser - Firefox 3.6.10 Results

Firefox always seemed to be stuck in the middle of the pack.

Firefox was mostly a middle-of-the-roader in the various tests. It only produced one 'best' score, in the Math subtest of the SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark. Firefox was unable to complete the Acid3 test, but it came about as close as possible to completing the test without actually crossing the finish line.

Firefox's middle-of-the-road performance doesn't mean it's an also-ran. Firefox remains one of the standard browsers against which all web developers test their products. Because of Firefox's dominant position, you can be pretty sure that any web site will work with it.

Peacekeeper

Larger numbers indicate better performance.

  • Overall: 3144
  • Rendering: 2942
  • Social Networking: 2777
  • Complex Graphics: 4177
  • Data: 4087
  • DOM: 2618
  • Text Parsing: 3516

Acid3

Did not complete: 94/100

V8 Benchmark v6

Larger numbers indicate better performance.

  • Overall: 679
  • Richards: 2306
  • DeltaBlue: 235
  • Crypto: 2425
  • RayTrace: 452
  • EarleyBoyer: 377
  • RegExp: 363
  • Splay: 819

SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark

Time in milliseconds; smaller is better.

  • Overall: 591.6 ms
  • 3D: 88.6 ms
  • Access: 87.2 ms
  • Bitops: 23.8 ms
  • Controlflow: 24.2 ms
  • Crypto: 34.4 ms
  • Date: 98.2 ms
  • Math: 18.0 ms *
  • RegExp: 32.4 ms
  • String: 185.0 ms

* Highest score in a test

** Lowest score in a test

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