For this informal series of tests I used three of the most popular (and often quoted) benchmarks:
All the tests were executed with the web browser being the only running application, to avoid background bias in the performance.
My laptop configuration
|OS||Mac OS X, Version 10.4.11|
|Memory||640 MB DDR SDRAM|
|CPU Type||PowerPC G4 (3.3)|
|Number Of CPUs||1|
|CPU Speed||800 MHz|
|Bus Speed||133 MHz|
|Flock 2.0b3 ||35760.6||2.00||57197.2||1.01||33||1.09|
|Opera 9.52 ||49726.2||2.78||163440.4||2.88||27||1.33|
|Safari 3.1.2 ||48605.2||2.72||49492.6||0.87||30||1.20|
|Shiira 2.2 ||26385.4||1.48||82699.0||1.46||15||2.40|
|Sunrise 1.7.5 ||23684.8||1.33||83579.6||1.47||17||2.12|
|Camino 1.6.4||120023.4||12.15||NA [c]||NA [c]||10||3.60|
[a] Ratio: time(web browser) / time(Firefox 3.0.3)
[b] Ratio: score(Firefox 3.0.3) / score(web browser)
[c] Could not finish the test, web browser generated continuous script timeouts.
Due to some problems with Camino, as well as the over one order of magnitude difference with Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3 in the SunSpider test, I have not included that web browser in the following plots.
Results from SunSpider tests
Results from Dromaeo tests
Results from V8 Benchmark Suite tests