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.