Opera 10.50 Unveiled: Opera Is Once Again the Fastest Browser on Earth

Opera Browser Earlier today Opera Software released the official 10.5 pre-alpha. I had covered the leaked release, couple of days ago. This build is essentially the same with one major difference – Carakan (Opera’s new JavaScript rendering engine). They had promised us speed and that’s what we got. If you to learn more about the new features head over to Techie-Buzz. But, if you are interested in some benchmarks stick along and enjoy the ride.

I started off with the V8 Benchmark Suite since it was the fastest. I ran the test thrice on each of the browsers and used the average. The results were quire pleasing.

Browser-Speed-Test-V8

Chrome still won but Opera managed to outperform Firefox and Safari. But this test is developed by the folks behind Chrome, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that Chrome performs well in it.

The next test I tried was Sunspider. I dropped non-competitors like Opera 10.20 and Internet Explorer 8 to save some time.

Browser-Speed-Test-SunSpider

Once again Firefox wasn’t even close to the other browsers. Opera was the best performer here, followed by Safari.

Finally, I went for Peacekeeper. Due to some odd reason, the test just refused to run on Firefox 3.6 Beta 5. I tried thrice and ended up getting the same error. But its rather unlikely that Firefox would have been able to make a difference anyway. So here are the results:

Browser-Speed-Test-Peacekeeper

Opera winning once again. So, in 2/3 tests Opera managed to outperform Chrome. Opera has always had a snappy rendering engine and thanks to a super fast ECMAScript/JavaScript engine Opera is the fastest browser on earth – once again. Congratulations to Opera on regaining the throne.

Download Opera 10.50 (pre-alpha): Windows Mac
License: Freeware
[This build has several known issues and is intended only for testing]

Note: Builds used for testing are: Opera 10.20 Alpha 1, Opera 10.50 Pre-Alpha, Firefox 3.6 Beta 5, Safari 4.0.4, Chrome 4.0.249.43 and Internet Explorer 8.

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55 Responses to Opera 10.50 Unveiled: Opera Is Once Again the Fastest Browser on Earth

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  2. Dodge Neon SRT4 February 6, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    It’s True. I downloaded the latest Opera. It is excellent One Man. My Browsing Speed has improved a lot.

  3. Gazz April 28, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    Nice one, sounds good, thanks.

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