IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

By | April 23, 2012 | 14 Comments


IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

Windows XP edition.

Despite very positive Windows 7 reviews, it still remains the #2 operating system, right behind everyone’s beloved Windows XP. And although trend favors Windows 7, it does not mean that the XP users should be left behind. Since Internet Explorer 9 won’t run on this OS, guys at TomsHardware have decided to test IE8 against the top 4 web browsers.

Web Browsers

Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
Google Chrome 18.0.1025.142m
Firefox 11.0
Opera 11.62 (build 1347)
SafarI 5.1.4 (7534.54.16)

Benchmark Results

Startup

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

Synthetic Benchmarks

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

Memory Usage

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

Page Load

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

IE8 vs. Google Chrome 18 vs. Firefox 11 vs. Opera 11.6 vs. Safari 5.1

Results

So what happens when you combine all the benchmark results? Opera wins.

Ranging from highest to lowest:

Opera (21 point)
Google Chrome (20.5 point)
Firefox (12.5 point)
Safari
Internet Explorer 8

So here you have it, if you want to use the king of all web browser, you can’t go wrong with Opera or Google Chrome. Internet Explorer 8 on the other hand remains the web browser to download other web browsers.

For even detailed analysis, please check the original post.

[Thanks, Blake]

[Picture Source: Gizmodo]


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  • Felipe Fujiy Pessoto

    Why IE8? IE9 is the lastest version

    • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

      *facepalm* IE9 isn’t on XP.

    • Hiram

      You can type, but you can’t read?

  • Paulo

    Chrome with 40 tabs using only 458MB RAM? It’s hard to believe.

    • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

      Chrome easily gobbles up the entire 1GB of RAM on my laptop (but doesn’t quite eat up my 8GB of RAM in the other machine, which doesn’t work sadly).

  • FGHJHFGJ

    Chrome just beats firefox in memory usage?

    IMPOSSIBRU!

    • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

      It’s always been the other way around for me – Firefox uses less RAM than Chrome.

    • apád anyád

      That’s what makes me curious too: how the freakin’ hell did Chrome get 458 MB? Did it just push 1 gigs to catche, or what?

  • http://profiles.google.com/heiheidezhu goo le

    Firefox use less memory than chrome

    But chrome is simpler than firefox

    Avant browser is more stable than firefox.

    But opera is faster than avant 

  • Qwer-98

    chrome is better

  • Bandah Yousuf

    There should be Chinese or local browsers in comparison/benchmark.

  • Jason P.

    What a bad article. innovation (css3/html5) and security is so much important nowadays, nothing about that.. IE8 will score so incredible low on that scale and Chrome wins hands down.

  • Duong

    Opera is most comfortable browser for professional users

  • Josh Robertson

    I use Opera on my Linux machine, and I have to say, it’s way better than when I had Firefox, or even Midori. Even with Mail, IRC, and various other addons, Opera still never manages to eat up 512MB or much CPU either. I also use Safari in Wine, and that’s pretty speedy too.