Well, a challenge! I read the article and laughed at the results. Why you ask? There are different scenarios as to how Firefox 32bit and Waterfox 64bit will run on a machine. Hardware being one, settings being another, the amount of addons and extensions, etc.. Lets take a look at his scores using Peacekeeper. My score is 2078. I clearly have a very fast Waterfox browser but how? Well, let's take a look at what I've got. I'm using Waterfox on a SSD drive. I'm also using the speed tweaks in my post #2057. I also only have one plugin, Adobe Flash. I only have ten addons/extensions.
There's more to consider but with what I've got and how it's setup, I'm getting great scores. Using Dromaeo to speed test, I even did better than all the browsers tested by a member who uses Pale Moon 64bit. I scored 472.77. Here are their results:
Lineup from left to right: Firefox 11 (32-bit), Pale Moon 11 (32-bit), Pale Moon 11-x64 (64-bit), Waterfox 11 (64-bit)
Take a look at the Total Score at top of each browser. Like I said, my score is 472.77. So a lot of factors are involved when it comes to how well Waterfox 64bit performs. My suggestion, if you're comparing browsers, don't have any addons/extensions or plugins in both browsers. Then run the tests yourself. You can use the speed tests located in my post #2074 and see my results at the bottom of that post.
Here are my results from a little over a month ago: Lineup from left to right: Firefox 11 (32-bit), Pale Moon 11 (32-bit), Pale Moon 11-x64 (64-bit), Waterfox 11 (64-bit): http://dromaeo.com/?id=166535,166530,166540,166542
Comparing results from one computer to another is futile, any difference in hardware will make a difference.
Let's see your results, djkilla?