It was, therefore, crucial for further development of more efficient browsers. Now, in April 2017, Google is ending support for the popular benchmarking tool as it determined that the tool had become detrimental to web performance of a browser.
Developers used the test to make better browsers and the end products got better at it. Google said:
This can be attributed to the fact that the Octane benchmark was developed for the 2012 internet. The internet has progressed significantly since then. Browsers have gotten more efficient and websites are made in different ways now.
Google states that Octane doesn’t important ways the modern version of the web works as it may not always work as the real world code does. This was worsened by the fact that developers cheated the test. For example, a bug in Octane allowed developers to attain a 15% increase in their score.