Third benchmark is used to measure the performance on the actual website or blog side visible to all visitors. Since WP 3.0 has a new theme, test was expanded here to include both Kubrick and Twenty Ten themes under WP 3.0, and only Kubrick under WP 2.9.2.
After the first part of the benchmark of WordPress 3.0 versus 2.9.2, here is the second part focusing on the admin section of the WordPress and the execution on the client side. Part 3 is coming in a few days and it will be dedicated to testing on the blog side of the WordPress.
WordPress 3.0 has been released few days ago, and judging from the search queries that brought visitors to this website, the transition has not been without problems. So, here is the first part of WordPress 3.0 benchmark comparing this version to previous 2.9.2.