translate3d vs translate XY vs css left/top vs transition

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 40 of this test case created by Derek Lucas

Preparation code

<div id="elem" style="position: absolute; background:#ccc; width:10px; height:10px;">
</div>
<script>
  var elem = document.getElementById("elem");
  var style = elem.style;
</script>

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translate3d
var x = y = 0;
for (var i = 100; i--;) {
  x = i;
  y = i * 5;
  var transform = 'translate3d(' + x + 'px, ' + y + 'px, 0)';
  style.MozTransform = transform;
  style.WebkitTransform = transform;
  style.OTransform = transform;
}
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translateX/Y
var x = y = 0;
for (var i = 100; i--;) {
  x = i;
  y = i * 5;
  var transform = 'translateX(' + x + 'px) translateY(' + y + 'px)';
  style.MozTransform = transform;
  style.WebkitTransform = transform;
  style.OTransform = transform
}
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css left/top
var x = y = 0;
for (var i = 100; i--;) {
  x = i;
  y = i * 5;
  style.left = x + 'px';
  style.top = y + 'px';
}
pending…
transition
var transition = 'all 0.1s linear';
style.MozTransition = transition;
style.WebkitTransition = transition;
style.OTransition = transition;
style.transition = transition;

var x = y = 0;
for (var i = 100; i--;) {
  x = i;
  y = i * 5;
  style.left = x + 'px';
  style.top = y + 'px';
}
pending…

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