This new tester is much better for me, it's also flash based rather than jave based.
It looks like it could be single threaded (the flat line in task manager suggests this, see below screenshot) while the current one uses 16 threads.
The throughput for me is much more consistent compared to the current one, which is sometimes consistent and sometimes not. The beta tester runs consistent every time I have ran it.
Here is a screenshot of task manager which was running during the tests, the first peak is the current tester and the second is the beta speedtest.
and the coresponding results.
Other speedtest sites and actual downloads run at the same speed and consistancy as the beta speedtester.
I've found flash based testers far more consistant to java ones so I hope they will implement this asap. I expect the IP Profile reporting to be added when it's out of beta (hopefully).
The service status page
recently had a facelift too and it seems to update more often. Nice one BT
Edited by Croftie (Mon 12-Sep-11 17:00:18)