We have had numerous questions about the performance of different browsers with TimeControl. With the release of TimeControl 8, these question have expanded to which version of TimeControl is faster, version 7 or version 8 and which browser performs better.
The HMS Technical department devoted some time to benchmarking the answer to these questions and we’re happy to share the data with you. We tested 80 different TimeControl functions in TimeControl 7.4.1 using Internet Explorer (the most popular browser used with TimeControl when TimeControl 7 was first released) and in TimeControl 8.0 using Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer (yes, Explorer is still part of Windows 10). When we were done with our findings we were delighted with most of the results.
TimeControl 8 is, on average 33% faster than TimeControl 7.4.1.
The fastest browser when using TimeControl 8 was Chrome.
We were a little surprised at the poor performance of Internet Explorer. So, in TimeControl 188.8.131.52 we included some IE-specific performance improvements which boosted the IE performance by a whopping 62% over earlier 8.0 builds and we’re delighted with that.
For those who love the raw details, we’ve included the entire study here: TC80_Benchmarks.