May 05th, 2011 - 10:25 am ET by J. G.
Google has therefore modified SunSpider so that each test is executed 50 times in a row. This solution isn’t a cure for Google, but it does provide information about future optimisations while reporting more realistic performance, with Chrome coming out 30% faster on the modified test than with the classic SunSpider benchmark.
Hosted on Google Code, the modified SunSpider benchmark allows you to move through the normal or extended tests. According to our tests, both Firefox 4 and Opera 11.10 came out better with the 50 iterations per test. This was not the case for Internet Explorer 9 though... Could this be an attack disguised by Google?
Not surprisingly, with the SunSpider changes, Google Chrome 11 comes out a lot faster.