innerHTML vs removeChild vs jquery.empty

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.min.js"></script>
<div id='box'></div>
      
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
  var box = document.getElementById('box');
  for (var i = 0; i < 1000; i++){
      var c = document.createElement('div');
      c.textContent = 'Test case: ' + Date.now();
      box.appendChild(c);
  }

};
</script>

Preparation code output

<div id='box'></div>

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Test Ops/sec
innerHTML
box.innerHTML = '';
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jQuery.empty()
$(box).empty();
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removeChild
while (box.firstChild) { box.removeChild(box.firstChild); }
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