SPECjvm2008 per-category scores
Will the detailed per-category scores depict a different picture? Let see.
This graph is more interesting, right?
We see that OpenJDK 1.6 basically lose its ground on two tests: serial and xml. On the other hand, the oldest OpenJDK implementation is the faster on startup benchmark. OpenJDK 1.7 is a decided step up from 1.6, but it remain somewhat slower than Oracle's latest and greatest 1.7 version.