Google Project Manager Stefano Cazzulani said,
Octane breaks with this tradition and extends the former V8 Benchmark Suite with 5 new benchmarks created from full, unaltered [beside glue logic and emulation of canvas/DOM interaction where necessary], well-known web applications and libraries. A high score in the new benchmarks directly translates to better and smoother performance in similar web applications.
Cazzulani said the tests include Box2DWeb, Mandreel, Pdf.js, GB Emulator and CodeLoad, the last of which builds on the open-source Closure and jQuery libraries.
Here is a summary of the new benchmark tests:
- GB Emulator is derived from an open source emulator of a famous game console running a 3D demo.
Cazzulani asserted Octane’s interface can conform to several screen sizes on smartphones and tablets.
Google is not the first company to roll out a benchmark targeted at smartphones and tablets.
Last year, Qualcomm brought out Vellamo to bring into foreground the performance of its Snapdragon chips.
The link to Octane’s source code is found below.