The Performance Edge: Netscape 4.76 Now Supports Mac OS Runtime for Java But Is it Worth Using?
To perform our Java benchmarks, we used the online test CaffeineMark 3.0 from Pendragon Software. CaffieneMark tests 9 different aspects of the Java virtual machine, returning scores based on the number of instructions executed within a given time limit. Visit this page for specific information on each test. The results of these tests are posted below along with the final score assigned by CaffieneMark. Our tests were run an a Wallstreet PowerBook with a Newer Technology G3/466 upgrade card installed. Look for a review of this card in the near future. The PowerBook has 128MB RAM installed and is running OS 9.0.4, MRJ 2.2.3 and the MRJ plugin 1.0b1.
We ran CaffeineMark three times for each configuration and averaged the resulting scores. We then made the scores relative to the MRJ 2.2.3 setup which was assigned a score of 100%. Higher scores are better for all tests and, as you can see below, MRJ 2.2.3 easily bested the other setups on all tests. While we didn't expect any significant differences, we tested Netscape 4.75 for the sake of comparison. Post your comments on these scores below.
CaffeineMark 3.0 Test Scores
Actual CaffeineMark 3.0 Scores - Averaged