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Windows 7: Post your Internet Browser Benchmark

17 Sep 2010   #251
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Browsers serve a very functional and measurable purpose on the internet and I have found a browser that will function at download bandwidths very close to the 37 Mbps limit of my Motorola 501SB modem. I choose to use the Opera browser because it delivers a very acceptable level of performance for my personal use as a photographer uploading and downloading fairly large files some of which are in the .psd format and are in the 320 to 400 Mb size range.

As far as browser benchmarks are concerned it can be clearly seen from all of the results posted on this thread that all browsers are clearly do not offer the same performance when compared side bu side on the same computer. That said the greatest source of difference between different user results is primarily due to the hardware that their computer is using.

The bottom line for many users though is not blazing fast speeds or nearly instantaneous rendering but rather the number and type of features a browser offers which can not be measured with a series of benchmark tests and accounts for a wide variety of opinions as to which browser is the best.

~Maxx~
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My b/band was limit was 17mb I regularly get, depending on time of day, 14.9 to 15.2 and I use IE8, in the ratio I think our results are on a par so that really puts the kybosh on this falacy that its the browser that matters, its the broadband quality.


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17 Sep 2010   #252
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 



......................Firefox...................................Opera......

You're right Bandwidth is very important, but as this screencapture from Bandwidth Meter Pro shows using the same available Bandwith in back to back tests downloading the identical set of 64 Mb to 100 Mb files Firefox downloaded at a maximum Bandwidth of 15.5 Mbps and Opera had a peak download rate of 34.6 Mbps. The available bandwidth is equal, but the ability to access and employ that Bandwidth differs from browser to browser especially with the Opera browser which can be dramatically accelerated using simple performance adjustments in its GUI.

~Maxx~
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17 Sep 2010   #253
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

With System Scan.


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17 Sep 2010   #254
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

xXSevenXx- Have you taken a minute and used Opera's on board network tools to allow it to tune it so that it will run as fast an efficiently as possible?

~Maxx~
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17 Sep 2010   #255
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
xXSevenXx- Have you taken a minute and used Opera's on board network tools to allow it to tune it so that it will run as fast an efficiently as possible?

~Maxx~
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How?
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17 Sep 2010   #256
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 



In the Opera Menu go to Settings> Preferences> Advanced> Network and change the Max connections to a server and Max total connections settings from their defaults of 16 and 64 to 128 and 128 respectively literally doubled the speed that the Opera had with its default 'out of the box' settings when I first ran it. You may want to try other settings to see if they work better for you with your ISP, but these settings work best for me with Opera on Comcast Broadband...

~Maxx~
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18 Sep 2010   #257
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post


In the Opera Menu go to Settings> Preferences> Advanced> Network and change the Max connections to a server and Max total connections settings from their defaults of 16 and 64 to 128 and 128 respectively literally doubled the speed that the Opera had with its default 'out of the box' settings when I first ran it. You may want to try other settings to see if they work better for you with your ISP, but these settings work best for me with Opera on Comcast Broadband...

~Maxx~
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I tried the settings you suggested, and they haven't improved anything. It has actually made things worse as it's unable to even finish the benchmark test.
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18 Sep 2010   #258
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

I managed to get it to work by enabling Turbo, and this is the result with the settings you suggested.


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18 Sep 2010   #259
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

xXSevenXx- Opera Turbo enables server side compression that speeds up low bandwidth connections, but should not be used if you have a high speed internet connection. My computer has the same Core i7 930 processor and an ATI 5770 video card and this is how Opera 10.70 b9049 runs at Peacekeeper using Comcast Broadband...



Have you checked the download and upload bandwidth of your ISP at SpeedTest.net? Here's the result of the SpeedTest.net benchmark I ran on my ISP just a few minutes ago...



The results can vary somewhat throughout the day based on usage loads, but if you are using a similar bandwidth the Opera Turbo will slow Opera's performance down considerably.



This is my diminished ISP bandwidth with Opera Turbo enabled. On a low bandwidth wi-fi connection I have seen Opera Turbo speed up bandwidths as much as 8X, but it impedes a high speed broadband connection because of the same server side compression that speeds up a low bandwidth connection.

~Maxx~
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18 Sep 2010   #260
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote:
Maxxwire Opera Turbo enables server side compression that speeds up low bandwidth connections, but should not be used if you have a high speed internet connection. My computer has the same Core i7 930 processor and an ATI 5770 video card and this is how Opera 10.70 b9049 runs at Peacekeeper using Comcast Broadband...
I have Turbo on automatic, but I switched it on to do the benchmark test.
Any way I reinstalled it, adjusted the settings, and I got a slight improvement.
Turbo was on auto and went to x3
As for Broadband speed your upload speed is faster than my D/L speed, I usually average 5.7


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