Futuremark Peacekeeper browser benchmark leaves beta stage

Posted on Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 18:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Futuremark has unveiled Peacekeeper, a free online tool to benchmark the performance of your browser. The results from the beta test indicate Chrome is the fastest browser, followed by Safari 4.0 and Chrome
Peacekeeper - www.futuremark.com/peacekeeper - is a free online tool for measuring and comparing the performance of internet browsers. Many websites, such as social networks, video sharing communities and webmail services, place a heavy load on the web browser. For people who use these sites a lot, changing browsers to one that performs faster can make a dramatic difference.

Jukka Mäkinen, Head of PC Products and Services at Futuremark, said, "People have more choice now in how they experience the internet than ever before but most seem content to stick with the browser they have. It's surprising that even though cost isn't an issue, the browsers that offer the best performance are also the least popular, at least for now."

He went on to add, "We're finding that Peacekeeper is driving people to try browsers they may not have considered before. Our data suggest that Chrome is benefitting most from a combination of strong Peacekeeper performance scores and features that people seem to like."

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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