Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

By | March 1, 2012 | 20 Comments


Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

With the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, guys at Neowin have managed to benchmark the latest version of IE10, which is Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5, running in both desktop and Metro modes.

What’s the difference between IE10 Metro and Desktop? IE Metro (aka Immersive web browser) uses the 64 bit libraries by default.

Tested browsers

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) PP5
Google Chrome 17
Firefox 10
Opera 11.60

Benchmark results

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) vs. Google Chrome 17 vs. Firefox 10 vs. Opera 11.60

What do you think about the results? Although it’s just a sneak peak, minus the HTML5 test, IE10 performance is pretty good. However, keep in mind that it was tested against the latest stable and not beta builds of other web browsers.

For even more benchmarks, see the following post.


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  • http://twitter.com/ihbrune Henning

    I think they should have done some more modern tests. SunSpider became irrelevant long time ago. Why not use Kraken or V8 benchmark? 

    • non

      isn’t the chormium based browsers have advantage in V8 ?

    • Przemysław Lib

       Best use them both, V8 is labelled as “how chromish your chrome is”, and results it gives are errr… :) I think V8 is “valid” but should not be solely relayed on.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/max1cp?feature=mhum Maxim

    They test IE 10 vs Opera 11.60 which is not even latest stable version. LOL.

    • Mikah

      And no HWA  for Opera pointless to include it all , the latest version of Opera 12 Next running Fishbowl with 2000 fish = 60 fps on my PC

  • adumpaul

    Chrome 17 is the best as sunspider and html 5 test.

    • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

      Lower is better for SS

  • http://profiles.google.com/ionel.mc Ionel Maries Cristian

    Did you test this on a 486? I get 60fps on fishbowl and betafishie the tests in firefox 10.

  • Przemysław Lib

    SHAME ON YOU!

    2 Rule of any web browser comparisions:

    ALLWAYS set against each others “equals” versions of Browsers (development vs developement, current stable vs current stable) !

    Firefox Nightly, and Chrome Canary SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED!
    (Do not know what Opera call its alpha software — Yes IE PPs are alpha)

    • Anonymous

      Calm down. He didnt run the tests. If you want to cry follow the link

  • Max Renn

    With 1 fps I can really see the frames of animation more closely.

  • http://hector-macias.blogspot.com Hector Macias Ayala

    Why in the hell didnt you include latest stable Opera 11.61, the latest Opera 11.61 snapshot or the latest Opera Next 12.00 build?

  • Azn Souldier

    Yeah, I’m confused about Opera too. 11.61 has already been released; the snapshots are 11.62 and they replace the existing version of Opera when they are installed. There was not reason for 11.60 to be tested instead of 11.61 IMO

    • Anonymous

      You got SWAG

      • Azn Souldier

        Thanks? lol sry, but tone is hard to tell sometimes in writing. Care to elaborate?

      • Azn Souldier

        Thanks? lol sry, but tone is hard to tell sometimes in writing. Care to elaborate?

        • Anonymous

          No reason. You just have SWAG. That is all.

  • Jorjy27

    Who cares? Cause i still love Opera & i’ll keep doing it. It gives me flexibility and speed. And moreover more customization. :-)

  • http://www.taurinesideeffects.org/ Taurine Side Effects

    Now Firefox is going too fast.. They released the Beta version of 11.. And I am with version 5 hah

  • Master

    this is bullshit