A month after the preview of Opera 10.5 alpha, and Beta, comes the Stable 10.5 for windows.
Opera claims it’s latest offering, Opera 10.5 Stable, to be the fastest Browser on Earth for Windows. But the same is true for every platform.
Here is the summary of stuff that’s new with Opera 10.5. Official benchmarks Opera revealed a while ago:
But Opera didn’t Compare the SunSpider results to Chrome 5, which is the fastest browser. So we decided to do our own benchmark, and the results were surprising. And the Winner is:
TEST COMPARISON FROM TO DETAILS ============================================================================= ** TOTAL **: 1.29x as fast 1649.8ms +/- 2.1% 1276.2ms +/- 2.3% significant ============================================================================= 3d: 1.58x as fast 259.8ms +/- 4.7% 164.0ms +/- 6.6% significant cube: 1.86x as fast 93.6ms +/- 6.3% 50.4ms +/- 6.4% significant morph: 1.77x as fast 97.6ms +/- 4.6% 55.2ms +/- 2.5% significant raytrace: - 68.6ms +/- 13.8% 58.4ms +/- 15.1% access: 1.35x as fast 191.0ms +/- 4.1% 141.2ms +/- 2.6% significant binary-trees: *1.38x as slow* 12.2ms +/- 36.3% 16.8ms +/- 3.3% significant fannkuch: 1.12x as fast 76.8ms +/- 7.4% 68.6ms +/- 1.6% significant nbody: 2.07x as fast 77.8ms +/- 6.5% 37.6ms +/- 12.3% significant nsieve: 1.33x as fast 24.2ms +/- 12.3% 18.2ms +/- 3.1% significant bitops: 3.51x as fast 175.6ms +/- 7.1% 50.0ms +/- 9.1% significant 3bit-bits-in-byte: 3.12x as fast 20.6ms +/- 6.9% 6.6ms +/- 10.3% significant bits-in-byte: 4.38x as fast 36.8ms +/- 4.4% 8.4ms +/- 8.1% significant bitwise-and: 7.23x as fast 56.4ms +/- 11.9% 7.8ms +/- 7.1% significant --Truncated for Brevity ---
The Result: Opera 10.5 is blazing fast. It’s 29% Faster than Google Chrome 5.
Update: Opera 10.5 Stable on Windows is 7% faster than Beta. Damn, Chrome is way behind
1. Performance — Vega Graphics, Carkan & Presto: The 3 secret power components.
Opera’s SVG library now becomes throttled engine for Opera’s graphics throughout. This would bring Graphics acceleration based on GPU like IE9 (Internet explorer 9), in future.
2. Better search
Whether it’s web search or searching inside the page, its better than before.
3. Better UI – More Glass
Inbuilt page search, web search, URL bar, tab stacking sidebar, have been modified for easier and snappier navigation.
4. Full Windows 7 Integration
Opera 10.5 takes full advantage ofWindows 7’s Superbar. By default, the jump list displays your Speed Dial pages. What’s more is that you can pin pages as well, though right now it only works with Speed Dial items — so pinning isn’t all that useful just yet.
Per-tab thumbnails, on the other hand, work beautifully.
5. HTML5: After Firefox and Chrome, Opera 10.5 finally supports HTML5 natively. It uses an updated rendering engine known as Presto. Presto 2.5 brings new HTML5 features including support for CSS3 Transitions.
6. Per-tab private browsing: It’s pretty similar to what we’ve seen with other browsers: browsing and download history are not saved. Everything which happened in the tab is forgotten about as soon as you close it. One big plus is that you don’t need to open an additional window, making Opera’s implementation just a little bit more inconspicuous.
No matter they occupy a small share of Web browsers, but their innovation is sky-high. Waiting on Opera on iPhone.