Rightware Browsermark 2.0 benchmark now available

Posted on Thursday, Nov 15 2012 @ 13:12 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Rightmark announced the availability of Browsermark 2.0, a new browser-based benchmark designed to measure the performance of Internet enabled devices like desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, etc. You can give it a try over here.
Rightware, the leader in embedded user interface (UI) technologies and benchmarking software tools, today introduced Browsermark 2.0 – a free to use benchmark that was designed from the ground up to measure and compare the performance of any browser on any internet enabled device, including: desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones and more.

In addition to measuring general browsing functionality tests like: page loading and page resizing, and conformance testing for HTML5 and network speed, Browsermark 2.0 also features 4 new areas of testing: WebGL, Canvas, HTML5, and CSS3/3D.

“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.”

Browsermark for years has been considered the gold standard technology in performance measurement. The software was designed to measure the browser performance in the context of JavaScript, HTML5, WebGL, CSS and many more. Browsermark provides the de facto benchmark approach to measure variety of different performance aspects of device’s browsing capabilities, functionality and speed, and provides well-understood results for easy comparison of different device capabilities.

All of the data will be uploaded to Rightware’s Power Board online database. Power Board gathers and maintains all of the official benchmarking data from all of the company’s benchmarking tools. Power Board allows access to benchmarking data of graphics, system, multicore, browser and user interface performance of various different devices, running different operating systems and hardware.

Rightware is the provider of the world’s most widely adopted benchmarking software for mobile and tablet devices and automotive systems. Rightware’s famous Basemark products are developed within the industry’s most impartial and transparent benchmark development program. This program was done in close cooperation with leading mobile phone manufacturers, semiconductor companies and operators to ensure the most reliable and objective benchmark products.

Information for Editors and Benchmarkers
Browsermark measures browser performance by executing a variety of carefully studied tests in the browser. Browsermark scores are not influenced by Internet connection speed or latency.

Browsermark takes 4 minutes to run during which time it evaluate the browser’s performance with a rendering test, WebGl test, HTML5 video test, HTML5 web worker test, data manipulation tests, DOM operations test and text parsing tests.

Browsermark scores are in operations per second. When a browser (A) scores twice as much as another browser (B) on the same device it means that for a given test either:

  • Browser A ran twice as many operations as browser B in the same time period
  • Or browser A ran the test in half the time as browser B

    In plain language, by choosing a browser with a high Browsermark score you are ensuring a faster and smoother web experience within the limits of your Internet connection speed. When choosing between devices, such as tablets or smart-phones, a higher Browsermark score indicates a more powerful and faster CPU and GPU.
  • Rightware Browsermark 2.0


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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    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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