[PC-BSD Testing] FF3.5.2 runs slower on PCBSD than Windows?

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Thu Aug 27 14:39:22 PDT 2009

>I built what should have been a kick-ass system with:
>Intel i7-920
>RAID-0 7200RPM drives
>Asus  P6T Motherboard - (Intel on-board RAID)
>Radeon HD-4250 VGA
>PCBSD 64Bit
>But in various benchmarks it comes up short every time.
>I just ran this 
><http://service.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/index.action>browser test 
>and I scored 1296 pts using FF3.5.2 VS double that running on 
>Windows ??  It's not clear what OS the average results came from, 
>but I presume it was Vista.
>My benchmark results breakdown:
>Rendering - 1247
>Social networking - 1833
>Complex graphics - 3134
>Data - 1714
>DOM operations - 1264
>Text parsing - 741
>I did some other OS benchmarks too recently, and was similarly 
>underwhelmed.  Anyone have a clue why?  Anyone else done any benchmarking?
>This machine is sucking up 175 Watts in electricity and I don't 
>appear to be getting my money's worth.  Bumming...

Maybe this performance will get fixed in the upcoming 3.5.3 release 
in early Sept.

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