Sony: PS3 web browsing faster than IE7

By Patrick Garratt
28 October 2008 07:28 GMT

In a column on Watch Impress, via IGN, Japanese tech writer Munechika Nishida has claimed that web browsing on PlayStation 3 is actually faster than doing so using Internet Explorer 7.

From the IGN piece:

For a sense of how computationally intensive some areas of Flash 9 can be, you need only consider this little bit. According to Takase, the PS3 implementation of Flash-based playback for H.264 videos makes use of an SPU. This allows for loading up of web pages to be separate from video playback, improving framerate.

The entire web experience on the PS3 has been improved with the new firmware update. Noda cited a 2.8 times increase in Javascript speed according to Sony’s own benchmarks. Takase believes PS3’s Javascript performance, while not up to the level of Google Chrome, beats Internet Explorer 7.

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