Silk (Slightly) Faster With Cloud Acceleration Turned Off?

Interesting tablet browser benchmarks from Steve Souders. Ends up Silk is slightly faster with Amazon’s touted cloud acceleration turned off:

The test results show that some of the obvious optimizations, such as concatenating scripts, aren’t happening when acceleration is on. I expect we’ll see more optimizations rolled out during the Silk release cycle, just as we do for other browsers.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Souders is right, that the cloud acceleration just isn’t doing enough yet.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011