September 15, 2021
Chrome speed tests

Back in 2010 Chrome hired a company for some fun speed tests of their new v8 Javascript engine. More than 10 years later I compared these speed tests to todays loading times of really fast websites in my quest to beat the potato gun.

Therefore it is interesting to know what they exactly did in this potato video and why. The following text is taken from the video description at Youtube. I copied it to make sure these details would not get lost.

These speed tests were filmed at actual web page rendering times. If you’re interested in the technical details, read on!

Equipment used:

Frequently asked questions:

More filming details below:

While we had a super fast 15Mbps internet connection in the studio, any live internet connection introduces quite a bit of variability. To run speed tests on page rendering times, saving locally and loading from the local disk can help reduce this variability.

For behind-the-scenes footage of how this video was made:

Video of Chrome loading instantly and beating the potato gun.

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