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Opera 10.50 Beta Out, With Competitive JavaScript

February 12th, 2010 02:39 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Opera has released its 10.5 beta (for Windows only; Linux and Mac coming). Opera calls 10.5 “the fastest browser on earth,” but the jury is out on this claim. WebMonkey says that the new beta feels snappy in their informal testing. Both CNET and ZDNet ran two quick benchmarks that measure JavaScript performance, SunSpider and V8. ZDNet found Opera beating out Chrome in SunSpider but lagging in V8. CNET found Chrome ahead in both tests. What is clear however is that Opera’s Carakan JavaScript engine has made up much of the ground in the performance wars; The Reg estimates that 10.5 is seven times faster in the JavaScript stakes than Opera’s shipping 10.1 release.

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