Microsoft launches RoboHornet Pro based on Google’s RoboHornet!

Microsoft launches RoboHornet Pro based on Google’s RoboHornet!

Google just launched their new browser benchmarking platform RoboHornet. Google Chrome performs well on this test suite.

Microsoft was not amused. They have now released their own edition of this suite optimized for real world scenarios. They have named it RoboHornet Pro.

Microsoft claims that Google’s version does not take into account real world scenarios. Internet Explorer 10 of course performs better on this version of the test suite.

The company said:

We decided to take the RoboHornet micro-benchmark and run it in the context of a real-world scenario. Using modern browser capabilities like CSS3 Animations, CSS3 Transforms, CSS3 Text Shadows, custom WOFF fonts, Unicode, Touch, and more, we created a site that looks a little bit like the familiar Matrix. We then ran the RoboHornet micro-benchmark in the context of this real website. While running both the Matrix and RoboHornet micro-benchmark at the same time, Chrome slows to a crawl and stops animating the screen, because it wasn’t designed to handle a benchmark load in the context of a real-world scenario. Meanwhile Internet Explorer 10 remains responsive, continues animating the screen, and finishes the test in less than half the time that Chrome does.

  • SirElroyDaxter

    Internet Explorer 9 is not a damn good browser. With the upcoming release of Internet Explorer 10 we will have to face the same problems all over: We still need to keep in mind that a lot of users will be using OLD Microsoft software, like IE9 and lower.

    I’m sick of Microsoft being the browser market leader. A leader should lead by example, not by pushing their browsers into corporate systems in a way that nobody is able to update their software. This sucks. I live in a time that WebGL and HTML5 flourish. Microsoft should focus on developers!

    I want Microsoft to invest in the future by offering large corporations, governments, schools and universities free technicians and network operators that will update all of their infrastructure. If they do this, then they could be ready by 2015 and the result will be that all Internet Explorer users will have AT LEAST version 10 installed AND native WebGL!

    Then humanity will no longer be held back, so it can fully experience immersive high quality and very smart designs and tools on the web. It would be a revelation and a revolution. It’s up to you.

    • chromaniac

      True. Thank god for alternative browsers. And thank god IE is no longer the dominant browser on the web. Companies no longer have an excuse to make IE only websites with Chrome and Firefox being used by around 60-65% of the web users!