Works with all browsers on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS and more
Works with PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablets, smartphones and other HTML5 compatible devices.
Peacekeeper is a free online browser benchmark tool. With Peacekeeper it’s quick and easy to compare different browsers to find out which one offers the best performance on your PC.
The name "Peacekeeper" is inspired by the well established concept of "browser wars". The fact is that competition between browsers has never been as hotly contested, nor have internet users had as many choices as they do now. The big five: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera, all see regular releases of new and innovative features and each camp’s followers keep many a forum busy with heated discussion and opinion. Until now, words were the only shots fired in the long-running browser wars. With Peacekeeper however, web users finally have an easy to use tool for measuring and comparing the performance of different web browsers. Just like a real peacekeeping force, the Peacekeeper benchmark is impartial, objective and seeks to resolve conflict.
Peacekeeper will show you which browser performs best. At the end of the test your browser receives a score indicating its overall performance. It’s simple to compare scores by running Peacekeeper again in a different browser. Changing browsers to one that's faster can mean that pages with dynamic content will be more responsive.
Peacekeeper scores are measured in operations per second or rendered frames per second depending on the test. When "browser X" scores twice as much as "browser Y" on the same PC it means that for a given test either:
Or in plain language, by choosing a browser with a high Peacekeeper score you are ensuring a faster and smoother web experience within the limits of your internet connection speed.
These tests measure your browser's ability to render and modify specific elements used in typical web pages. Rendering tests manipulate the DOM tree in real-time. The tests measure display updating speed (frames per seconds).
WebGL allows full blown 3D graphics to be rendered in a browser without the need for any external plug-ins. This test uses the MJS Matrix/Vector package. This is an HTML5 capability test and thus is not calculate into the overall score.
These tests find out which HTML5 video formats are supposed by your browser. Peacekeeper only checks if your browser is able to play a specific format, no other valuation is done. . This is an HTML5 capability test and thus is not calculate into the overall score.
This test simulates a simple 2D, sprite-based game. The test itself is the real game, and what is shown is a recorded play. We use a slightly modified version of Crafy and the game is rendered through DOM, and all collision detections, physics and game logic is calculated as it would be for a real game. The amount of animated sprites increased during the test run to increase the load. This is an HTML5 capability test and thus is not calculate into the overall score.
These tests use HTML5 Canvas, which is a web technology for drawing and manipulating graphics without external plug-ins.
These tests measure your browser's performance in typical text manipulations such as using a profanity filter for chats, browser detection and form validation.
The overall score is the geometric mean of the main test scores which in turn are the geometric mean of their respective individual test scores. Note that the HTML5 tests (prefixed with HTML5 in this document) are not calculated into the overall score. The HTML5 tests comprise their own HTML5 capability score, though for the tests for which there is a measurable metric, the score details may be viewed separately.
Other than the browser itself, the most significant factor affecting the score is the type of CPU in your Internet device. After that, the power of your graphics chip affects the result somewhat, though mostly in situations where the card is very slow, or no drivers have been installed for it. Running other applications that consume system resources at the same time as the benchmark is running will naturally affect the score. The size of the viewable browser area also affects the score, so the screen resolution you use, the size of the browser window and whether the window is minimized affect the score as well. Beyond these, other factors are usually not significant. Your internet connection speed and network latency do not influence the score in any way.
Peacekeeper scans your PC hardware details by default in order to link your browser’s performance with your hardware details. The scan is not a requirement (nor is it even available on all platforms) and the performance evaluation is just as accurate without it. However, the scan allows us to provide richer services such as the lists of most popular hardware and browsers for example.
Peacekeeper will work with almost any modern web browser. To use our system scan feature that pairs your performance score with your system hardware details, you need to be running Windows with either Internet Explorer or a browser that has the Java-Plug-in installed.
These lists are compiled from data collected from the people who use Peacekeeper. Note that since the system scan is only available on Windows systems, the hardware related lists only reflects scores obtained on Windows systems.
Currently, our system scan technology only works on Windows PCs. Without knowing the hardware details of a system, the performance score alone is not enough to create a list of top scores.
The web is changing all the time and Peacekeeper will too. We want to hear your thoughts on how Peacekeeper could be improved. Peacekeeper has a dedicated discussion board on the Futuremark website where you can tell us your thoughts, get support or leave feedback. For product updates and news of new browsers you can follow @FM_Peacekeeper on Twitter.
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