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Apple in collaboration with other browser engine developers has announced the release of Speedometer 3.0, described by Apple as "the best way yet to measure browser benchmark performance."

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Apple's WebKit team is excited to introduce Speedometer 3.0, a major update that better reflects the Web of today. It's built together by the developers of all major browser engines: Blink, Gecko, and WebKit with hundreds of contributions from companies like Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Mozilla.
Apple's WebKit team originally released the benchmark tool in collaboration with the Google Chrome team in 2014, but this is the first time the Speedometer benchmark has been developed through a cross-industry collaboration supported by each major browser engine.

The goal of developing and releasing Speedometer under a joint multi-stakeholder governance model is to "create a shared understanding of web performance so that improvements can be made to enhance the user experience," according to the announcement. The latest version improves how Speedometer captures and calculates scores, shows more detailed results and introduces a wider variety of workloads.

"A few tests and workloads can't simulate the entire web," admit the contributors. "But while building Speedometer 3 we have established some criteria for selecting ones that are critical to user's experience. We are now closer to a representative benchmark than ever before."

Speedometer 3.0 takes into account the most common versions of popular frameworks including React, Vue, Angular, Preact, Lit, Backbone, and Svelte. It also features an updated set of simulated workloads to measure more of the work the browser does in response to user actions, such as painting and asynchronous tasks.

In addition, there is improved developer tooling so that browser engineers can better understand results, profile, and customize the test. The test runner architecture has also been redesigned to make it easier to write and maintain complex test cases.

Speedometer 3.0 is available to use today on the BrowserBench.org website.

Article Link: Apple, Google, and Others Announce Speedometer 3.0 Browser Benchmark
 
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Skyscraperfan

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So they measure their own speed and we have to trust the results? Do people really use Chrome? That is a privacy nightmare. Google collects tons of data even if you opt out of everything. Chrome is much worse than any other browser based on the Chromium engine. Would Chrome ever offer an option to block ads?
 

headlessmike

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Testing on my M1 mini running 14.4, Firefox and Safari score the same result within the estimated uncertainties, while Chrome is about 20 percent slower. This is running the latest stable version of each.

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serialtoon

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So they measure their own speed and we have to trust the results? Do people really use Chrome? That is a privacy nightmare. Google collects tons of data even if you opt out of everything. Chrome is much worse than any other browser based on the Chromium engine. Would Chrome ever offer an option to block ads?
Using the internet alone is a privacy nightmare let alone most mobile services and hidden ones you’re not even aware of. Get yourself a pihole or little snitch on macOS and see the nightmare unfold in realtime. Privacy is dead in the modern age, yes that includes Apple too. Sorry to burst your bubble.
 

twintin

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iPhone 13 Safari iOS 17.3: 18.6.
MacAir 2020 Safari Sonoma 14.4: 6.42
MacAir M1 Safari Sonoma 14.2.1: 22.3
 

zenotds

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So they measure their own speed and we have to trust the results? Do people really use Chrome? That is a privacy nightmare. Google collects tons of data even if you opt out of everything. Chrome is much worse than any other browser based on the Chromium engine. Would Chrome ever offer an option to block ads?
Chrome is king out there, largely because of the whole Android/Google ecosystem but I can't fathom how people use that piece of crap... Safari and Edge comes second by a big margin.. probably used by people that have no idea you can install different browsers.

I'm on my personal crusade to spread the use of Firefox :D
 

madmin

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Remember to turn off extensions, like adblockers otherwise it will run very sloooowwww

Got 7.4 running Safari on my 2017 iMac
 
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polyphenol

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Firefox on M1 MBP - 19.2.

No preparations, nothing turned off, nothing closed, about 20 tabs open. Just clicked to set it going.

Safari - same but only 5 tabs open - 17.8.
 
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