With a four minute test conducted by Rightware's new Browsermark 2.0 benchmark, users can now better determine the efficiency of their browser, and compare it to statistics gathered from a library of other tests.
With a four minute test conducted by the new Browsermark 2.0 benchmark tool by Rightware, Internet users can now determine the performance of their browser based on a wide range of strenuous tests, and a library of statistics with which to compare the results.
Browsermark 2.0 is free to use, and works across a variety of hardware and software platforms. This includes desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and even smartphones. After performing a four minute series of tests to determine performance of browser functionality and conformance to modern standards/protocol, Browsermark displays the results and compares them to an accumulated library of statistics.
Currently, and likely to few netizen's surprise, Google chrome largely takes the lead in performance across desktop and mobile platforms tested.
“We are all frustrated with the performance of our browser based on the device we are web browsing on, to the point that we continue to ask ‘Am I expecting too much from my tablet?’” said Tero Sarkkinen, CEO of Rightware. “Browsermark answers that question for you. This simple to run test will help you decide which browser gives the best web experience for your device. In addition to measuring your own device, consumers can check out the latest results in our Power Board online database. We believe these two technologies will help to improve the user experience on every device.”
With the rise of “post-PC” computing, and feature rich web applications for business and personal use, web browsers have a dominant place in the average computer user's digital life. This makes the functionality of Rightware's utility quite useful, in allowing users to determine the most efficient browser for their purposes.
To that end, Browsermark performs a series of detailed tests for a variety of categories. This includes basic functionality, such as loading pages and resizing windows, to more complicated features typical of modern browsers, such as WebGL, Canvas, HTML5, and CSS3/3D. These latter categories also make the benchmark particularly useful for web gamers, playing any of the variety of rich MMO's and various other games available to browsers.