Really? That sounds like something that's testable! Cue SunSpider!
Well, actually, no. Because the PS3 browser can't handle all the SunSpider tests. I had to remove three of them to get it to complete. Results in the full article.
To compare, I ran IE7 under Windows XP on an Intel Core Duo T2600 (2.16GHz) - a PC that was bought before the PS3 was actually released. So this should be a relatively "fair" comparison, as both pieces of hardware date to about the same time.
The version of IE7 is fully patched. Keep in mind that the total score for the IE7 build is biased against it, because it includes tests the PS3 skipped, raising its total time by over 12 seconds spent running tests the PS3 browser simply couldn't handle.
|Test||Avg. Time||Conf. Int||Avg. Time||Conf. Int|
|controlflow||No tests completed||547.0ms||±9.1%|
Oh yeah. Clearly a better performer than IE7.