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The OP doesn't mention expected client count, but the number of concurrent connections is a crucial factor that these tests overlook.

I'm currently doing some Socket.io stress testing, and it's clear that XHR-polling is significantly harder on the CPU for the reasons you've mentioned. This detail is lost in the noise for single-client tests, but it will become increasingly relevant as more clients connect.

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