« PerformanceTiming


The method returns a DOMHighResTimeStamp, measured in milliseconds, accurate to one thousandth of a millisecond equal to the number of milliseconds since the PerformanceTiming.navigationStart property and the call to the method.


t =;


var t0 =;
var t1 =;
console.log("Call to doSomething took " + (t1 - t0) + " milliseconds.")

Unlike other timing data available to JavaScript (for example, the timestamps returned by are not limited to one-millisecond resolution. Instead, they represent times as floating-point numbers with up to microsecond precision.

Also unlike, the values returned by always increase at a constant rate, independent of the system clock (which might be adjusted manually or skewed by software like NTP).


Specification Status Comment
High Resolution Time Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 20.0 webkit
15.0 (15.0) 10.0 15.0 Not supported
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 4.0 (Yes) 15.0 (15.0) 10.0 Not supported Not supported

NOTE: *Windows version of Chrome 20 through 33, at the time of this writing, returns only to millisecond precision.

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