Math.max vs if then

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

 
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var results = [];
    var current = 0;
    var max = Math.max;
    var random = Math.random;
};
</script>

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Math.max
current = Math.random();
results.push(Math.max(0.5, current));
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if-then
current = Math.random();
results.push(current > 0.5 ? current : 0.5);
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if-then again!
current = Math.random();
if(current > 0.5){results.push(current);}
else{results.push(0.5);}
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