SunSpider benchmark updated
But, by design, SunSpider paused between each test. Where a system had some power management enabled, the combination of the pauses and the very quick benchmark made it appear to the system that it was nearly idle, or at least idle enough to reduce the CPU clock rate to save power. This in turn meant the subsequent tests would not run at full speed. The developers have reduced the delay between tests and reduced the amount of loading the benchmark does. The result is an "added bonus" as SunSpider now runs more quickly after losing the half second pauses.
The SunSpider update includes a number of other fixes to correct minor errors in some of the tests and the HTML code has been modified to be valid HTML5. The new SunSpider can be found at the WebKit.org SunSpider page. The developers recommend that SunSpider users update their benchmark scores with the new version as soon as possible.