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RIA Runs Faster on XP Than on Leopard

Posted by Charles | June 3, 2008 .

Here is a story that can send Mac maniacs and Firefox fanatics in a tizzy.

GUIMark’s results show that IE7 renders HTML faster than Firefox 2, Opera 9.27 and Safari 3. Based on the average frame rate, WinXP also beat Macintosh OS X 10.5 “Leopard” in Flex 3, Java 5 Swing, Silverlight 1, and Silverlight 2 Beta.

GUIMark is a benchmark test suite designed to compare the rendering systems of several popular UI runtimes. The project is inspired by Bubblemark, which the man behind GUIMark thinks is a poor UI benchmark.

Summary of results:

Application

WinXP (Avg. FPS)

Leopard (Avg. FPS)

IE7 Vs Safari 3

28.11

18.20

Firefox 2

19.35

12.91

Opera 9.27

21.34

17.22

Flex 3

46.08

8.01

Java 5 Swing

19.37

7.19

Silverlight 1

9.12

5.25

Silverlight 2 Beta

7.59

5.38

Visit http://www.craftymind.com/guimark-inside/ to learn more about the benchmark and http://www.craftymind.com/guimark-results/ for the detailed results.

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  1. eric dolecki  June 3, 2008 4:40 pm

    Shennanigans!

    Hardware, hardware, hardware.

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