updated 09:30 pm EDT, Mon August 25, 2008
TraceMonkey adds speed
Some of the tested benchmarks included Sunspider (and its "ubench" test), image manipulation demo, and Sylvester 3D matrix multiplication, all comparing TraceMonkey to FF3. The results ranged from being around 80 percent faster for the first Sunspider test to an amazing 22 fold increase in speed for the ubench test.
Mike noted the room for even more improvement in each category by developing "better code generation, more efficient guards, improvements to some data structures, parallel compilation, use of specific processor features, new optimization passes, tracing more code patterns, and many more." Performance across the board will increase steadily through FireFox 3.1 and future releases.