Mac Daniel's Advice

Browser Comparisons: Multiple Images

Dan Knight , 2005.02.14

The charts below are adapted from Browser Speed Comparisons. "Supplementary" browsers are not shown, and colors are used to differentiate operating systems. Color code:

  • Mac OS X: red
  • Mac OS 9: green
  • Linux: yellow
  • Windows XP: blue

On each of these graphs, the shorter bar represents faster performance.

Displaying images is where Mac OS X excels. The four browsers that scored fastest on the multiple images benchmark were all OS X ones, and seven of the fastest 10 browsers run on OS X. This is where AltiVec really pays off, because the G4 tested runs at only half the clock speed of the Pentium 4 in the Windows and Linux machines.

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