Tom's Hardware has a test called "Encog Silverlight"; they reported a significant regression in FF performance from FF6 to FF7 "Firefox 7 shows a significant performance drop from version 6, moving down to fourth place."
Have you reproduced? Are there instructions for running this test?
Status: NEW → UNCONFIRMED
Ever confirmed: false
Good point, though I imagine it isn't a mistake. (Bugzilla defaults to NEW for me.) As for instructions, you should contact Tom's Hardware, but I imagine it's the test shown by the top Google hit: http://www.heatonresearch.com/node/1201 My AthlonX4 (fairly fast for a year or two ago) got 40.17 on nightly (with a lot of tabs open! (~200, 1.1GB RSS 1.3GB VSS, WinXP)
I tried to reproduce the issue, to look for regressions in behavior from previous Firefox builds. I checked for Fx6, Fx7 and Fx8Beta5. In the attachment you can see that, indeed the performance for this test run is poorer for Fx 7 than Fx6 but it gets back to the same results for Fx8. So, there is no real evidence that there is a regression in behavior.
From their "Methodology" page: "Other than the conformance benchmarks, all of our final scores are an average of several iterations. More iterations are run on tests that have short durations, lower scales, and/or higher variations." How many runs of each did you do? How much run-to-run variance was there? I think a single run is not enough to confirm or deny here. I will note they list the test as 'dated', which means they may be looking for a replacement for it.
I get the same Result (~ 7,39...) for all of the major NPAPI Browsers (Firefox Trunk, Opera Next, Chrome 18) on the first Run. Thus resolvable?
Given the previous comment on it getting worse in 7 and better again in 8beta, I think this can be closed if the latest Tom's Hardware test either removed it or we scored ok on it.
Resolving per previous Comments.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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