Perfmarks (May 2012)

What is Perfmarks?

Perfmarks is Spaceport's HTML5 performance-benchmarking suite.

It's an Open-Source project meant to provide members of the industry with an objective, quantitative way of comparing the performance of various HTML5 features across mobile-devices, browsers, and operating system versions.

The latest report can be found here: Perfmarks II Report (May 2012)

The previous report can be found here: Perfmarks Report (March 2012)

The source-code for the Perf-Marks benchmark suite can be found here: Perfmarks on GitHub

Where does Spaceport come in?

Although an exciting new technology, HTML5 performance today is not suitable for most games.

Spaceport provides an alternative approach that can achieve native-quality performance today - with a single codebase for all platforms.

It will probably take years for HTML5 to reach native-quality performance. Spaceport provides all of that performance, and all of those benefits TODAY.

What Games built on Spaceport have in common with Games built on HTML5

  • A Single Codebase for all platforms
  • Both use JavaScript
  • Both can be updated instantly by changing code hosted on a webserver.

iOS is 3X faster than Android?

Although the Safari Mobile Browser on iOS has faster performance than the Android Browser on Android, neither currently support speeds that are anything near that of native code. This was one of the major motivations behind Spaceport.

It will probably take years for HTML5 to reach native-quality performance. Spaceport provides all of that performance, and all of those benefits TODAY.

Future Perfmark reports

Many more benchmarks will be added soon including:

  • Moving Images:
    • Translation (Published)
    • Rotation
    • Scaling
  • Animating Sprites:
    • Translation
    • Rotation
    • Scaling
  • Text Rendering:
    • Various Fonts
    • Various Effects
    • Various Sizes
  • Audio Latency:
  • More devices:
    • More Android Browsers:
      • Opera Mobile
      • Chrome Beta
      • Mobile Firefox

The full report will be available at the second annual HTML5 developer's conference to be
held on May 21, 2012. Click for more info