Category: Benchmarks

Browser Comparison Test: Internet Explorer vs. Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome

By | June 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

PCGamesHardware Writes:

PC Games Hardware tested the speed of the internet browsers Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8, Mozilla Firefox 2.0, 3.0.11 and 3.5b99, Opera 9.6 and 10, Safari 3.1.1 and 4.0, Chrome 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 with the benchmarks Peacekeeper and Sunspider and checked them with the Acid tests as well.


Browser Memory (RAM) Usage: Firefox 3.5 RC, Safari 4, Opera 10 Beta, Google Chrome 3.0 Dev

By | June 21, 2009 | 27 Comments

Sam Allen from has tested the most recent web browser versions to find out, which one of them consumes the most and least memory.

Usign script help, he has loaded 150 the most popular sites as per and monitored results.

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Safari 4 vs. Chrome 2 vs. Opera 10 vs. Firefox 3.5 vs. Opera 9.64 vs. Firefox 3 vs. IE8, 7

By | June 19, 2009 | 20 Comments

Safari 4 vs. Chrome 2 vs. Opera 10 vs. Firefox 3.5 vs. Opera 9.64 vs. Firefox 3 vs. IE8, 7It’s that time of the month again: web browser performance and benchmark results. This time it’s going to be a little bit different. The graph you are about to see is from Peacekeeper benchmark site and as James Gallagher explained to us: this chart is made from averaging results from thousands of PC with the three CPUs listed.

Listed browsers:
Safari 4 Beta
Safari 4 Final
Chrome Beta Continue Reading

Browsers vs. 6 Video Sharing Sites

By | June 10, 2009 | 5 Comments

Video Sharing Sites
Entertainment and informational video hosting services, such as YouTube,, etc. can play quite a huge role in today’s people life. As millions of visitors spend more and more time on those sites, it’s time to see, which web browser works and which doesn’t. Yes, we are talking about compatibility here, from the most visited and popular sites, to not so well known.

For traffic stats, we are going to use, 04/2009 data. As per my personal experience, actual numbers can be more than 10x times higher than reported. At least, that’s the case of Continue Reading

Web Browsers: Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista

By | May 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

The latest BetaNews test shows that Windows 7 RC does actually increase web browsers performance for 12% or more except for Safari 4 Beta which was the only browser to have better index score in Windows Vista than Win 7. Continue Reading

Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10

By | April 27, 2009 | 29 Comments

Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10While companies are working on their next-generation web browsers, Betanews has managed to test the performance of the upcoming ones, such as:

Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome, Google Chrome 2, Safari 4, Opera 10. Test also includes Internet Explorer 7 and 8.


As it says: “Tests combine the Acid3 standards test with three trusted performance tests for CSS rendering and JavaScript speed.” Continue Reading

Linux Browsers JavaScript Benchmark

By | April 1, 2009 | 7 Comments

After seeing plenty of web browsers benchmark results on Windows platform, I have decided to test them myself on Linux instead. In the first part we will be using the most popular JavaScript benchmark: Sunspider.
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Browser Battle: Startup and Page Load Times

By | March 31, 2009 | 4 Comments

David Naylor has compared Internet Explorer 8, Safari 4 Beta, Firefox 3.1 Beta 3, Chrome 2 Beta and Opera 10 Alpha web browsers to see which of them performs the best.

Results (less is better) Continue Reading

Web Browsers Protection against Socially Engineered Malware

By | March 26, 2009 | 14 Comments

Now this is something new. According to NSSLabs, over 50% of malware infections occur via internet download. In the recent study they have tested 6 most popular web browsers to see how well they protect surfer against web based malware.

Effectiveness results (more is better)

Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
Firefox 3.07 – 30% Continue Reading

Chromium Linux – It’s Really Fast

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

A pre-alpha, Linux web browser called Chromium (which Google Chrome is based on) in the recent SunSpider benchmark revealed that it’s actually 4x faster than the latest stable Firefox release.

However, Chrome Wndows build was 2x faster than Chromium pre-alpha for Linux. Continue Reading