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Rightware® Unveils the Industry’s Most Disruptive Benchmark – Browsermark® 2.0

Rightware, the leader in embedded user interface (UI) technologies and benchmarking software tools, today introduced Browsermark 2.0 – a free to use benchmark designed from the ground up to measure and compare the performance of any browser on any internet enabled device including desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones and more.

In addition to measuring general browsing functionality tests like page loading, page resizing and conformance testing for HTML5 and network speed, Browsermark 2.0 also features 4 new areas of testing: WebGL, Canvas, HTML5, and CSS3/3D.

“We are all frustrated with the performance of our browser, based on the device we are web browsing on, and continually ask, ‘Am I expecting too much from my tablet?’” said Tero Sarkkinen, CEO of Rightware. “Browsermark answers that question for you! This simple-to-run test will help you decide which browser provides the best web experience for your device. In addition to measuring your own device, consumers can check out the latest results of many devices in our Power Board online database. We believe these two technologies will help to improve the user experience on every device.”

For years, Browsermark has been considered the gold standard technology in performance measurement. The software was designed to measure the browser performance in the context of JavaScript, HTML5, WebGL, CSS and many more. Browsermark provides the de facto benchmark approach to measure a variety of different performance aspects of a device’s browsing capabilities, functionality and speed. Easily understood results are then provided for easy comparison of different device capabilities.

All of the data will be uploaded to Rightware’s Power Board online database. Power Board gathers and maintains all of the official benchmarking data from all of the company’s benchmarking tools. Power Board allows access to benchmarking data of graphics, system, multicore, browser and user interface performance of various devices which are running different operating systems and hardware.

Rightware is the provider of the world’s most widely adopted benchmarking software for mobile and tablet devices and automotive systems. Rightware’s famous Basemark products are developed within the industry’s most impartial and transparent benchmark development program. This program was done in close cooperation with leading mobile phone manufacturers, semiconductor companies and operators to ensure the most reliable and objective benchmark products.

Information for Editors and Benchmarkers

Browsermark measures browser performance by executing a variety of carefully studied tests in the browser; Browsermark scores are not influenced by Internet connection speed or latency.

Browsermark takes 4 minutes to run during which time it evaluates the browser's performance with the following tests: rendering, WebGl, HTML5 video, HTML5 web worker, data manipulation, DOM operations and text parsing.

Browsermark scores are in operations per second. When a browser (A) scores twice as much as another browser (B) on the same device it means that for a given test either:

  • Browser A ran twice as many operations as browser B in the same time period, or
  • Browser A ran the test in half the time as browser B

By choosing a browser with a high Browsermark score, you are ensuring a faster and smoother web experience within the limitations of your Internet connection speed. When choosing between several devices, such as tablets or smart-phones, a higher Browsermark score in one device indicates a more powerful and faster CPU and GPU than in a lower scoring device.

About Rightware

Rightware® is the market leader in 3D User Interface technology, serving mobile, automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® solution for rapid 3D user interface design and deployment. Rightware has introduced the world’s first commercially available stereoscopic 3D (S3D) UI solution for embedded devices. Rightware also develops industry leading system performance analysis tools and its renowned product portfolio includes the Basemark™ product family for various benchmarking purposes, including industry standard benchmarks for OpenGL ES, OpenVG, OpenCL, Android, Linux, and Windows Mobile performance measurement. Rightware is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and has offices in Saratoga, CA, Shanghai and Munich. More information: www.rightware.com

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