Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

By | July 16, 2012 | 19 Comments


Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1Yes, we will finally post this.

With a release of new web browser builds, including Chrome 20 and Firefox 13, guys at the TomsHardware have yet again dome a good job ad benchmarking all of them.

Who will win? Check the results below to find out.

Tested Browsers

Internet Explorer 9
Google Chrome 20
Firefox 13
Opera 12
Safari 5.1

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

Conclusion

Even though it all depends on your browser needs, here is how they stacked up after all the testing was complete:

Google Chrome – 19 points
Firefox – 18.5 points
Opera – 15.5 points
Internet Explorer – 11 points
Safari – 6 points

So as seen in the results above, web browsers that utilize a somewhat aggressive release cycle are ahead of everyone else, followed by Opera and then the slowest out of them all: Internet Explorer and Safari.

Coincidence? Maybe.

For even more details, check the following page.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this]


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  • johannes .

    What happened to my beloved Opera ;(

    • Saex_Conroy

       Your beloved Opera sucks balls, in fact every of those mentioned does, and many more.

    • Guy

      Other browsers are tested with HA enabled.
      So tests are not fair.

      • apád anyád

        All browsers tested with default settings, as ~95% of the users know nothing about browsers and their settings. Besides, Opera’s HWA is disabled for a reason, what I think you also know.
        I think this isn’t something you can call unfair.

  • Jari Karjalainen

    Opera is dropping. Desktop Opera will be ceased within year or two and Opera will focus on mobile versions (or Opera will be acquired by some other company like Facebook ;) ).

    • Ajjzhu

      This. With Opera’s dominance in the mobile market and it’s 5th place standing in desktop market share (for many years), a move to switch over to mobile-only would be unsurprising. If Facebook really does acquire Opera, it’ll only be for the purposes of the mobile browser, and the process will probably be accelerated.

      • jayjam

        Why would Opera ditch 1/3 of its total revenue and one of its most profitable products (desktop)?

    • jayjam

      What does “Opera is dropping” mean? The desktop version is still 1/3 of Opera’s total revenue, and it’s still growing its user base.

  • Ichann

    My internet went out recently, so I decided to tether from my phone.

    It was nice having turbo compress the pages with minimum compression artifacts. (Kinda reminded me of the Google compression thing they had going on)

    • web

      yeah, i was on thether with capped plan on weekend. Mostly using my phone, but had sometimes to use a proper browser on pc, enabled opera turbo, and only show cached imaged, helps a lot

  • Asknobody

    One of the most crazy summary of browser tests I’ve ever seen :D

  • yoyo

    Safari got beaten by IE.

  • En_joy

    What in the world does “HTML5 Composite Score” mean?

    It’s an empirical fact that IE9 supports far less of the Web Platform than other browsers.  This test is crazytown.