Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

By | March 25, 2011 | 24 Comments


Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5TomsHardware has posted a nice benchmark and compared some of the most popular web browsers. Unfortunately, Firefox 4 was not included.

Browsers
Google Chrome 10.0.648.134
Firefox 3.6.15
Internet Explorer 9
Opera 11.01 (build 1190) 51
Safari 5.04 (7533.20.27)

Startup Times

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Page Load Times
Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

JavaScript Performance
Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

HTML5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Flash Performance

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Memory Usage

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Results

IE9 was a champion in performance and efficiency benchmarks while Opera took the lead in web standards tests.

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5
* This table represents the total amount of wins (1st place, 2nd place, etc.)

With all tests combined, Internet Explorer 9 is a winner, followed by Opera 11 and Google Chrome 10 web browsers.

For even more details, visit the original post.

Thanks, Ichann!


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • mr.lutze

    It’s kinda funny that Chrome is slowest in loading Google page.

  • http://twitter.com/matheusgb Matheus G. Bombonato

    They should test the latests versions of all browsers… not only the latest IE version :P
    Firefox 4, Chrome dev 11, Opera 11.10…

    They have huge differences.

    • Sarjoor

      Sorry, Matheus, you are wrong about those latest versions. Testing versions do not count, or else every one of those listed browsers has a development version that should have been used. In fact, if the tests were done before, Mar. 22, there *are* the latest public versions.

      If you want more latest versions, those tests should be redone in about 1 week or so. Latest public is Firefox 4 and Chrome should be v.11 public very soon.

      Do you know what timeframe Opera 11.1 will be publicly released?

      • http://twitter.com/matheusgb Matheus G. Bombonato

        O didn’t know the date of these tests. I said that cause it’s weird to see Firefox 4 out of this tests.
        Opera 11.10 is already public beta and I don’t think they will take much time to release it.

    • Jason Williams

      They did test the lastest versions. Tom’s can’t wait for the release cycles to sync up or they might never get one of these done.

  • Crim

    @Memory Usage

    Lower is NOT better! Opera for example has “Automatic RAM Cache” you can even limit the amount of RAM available for Opera…

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      Agreed.

      But look what happens with Opera mem usage when you close all tabs

      • mr.lutze

        Those pages are still in memory in case you want to reopen them (Closed Tabs function). Opera will free it if you’re running out of memory and that is the only scenario they should be testing.

        Also IE is cheating in this test because it’s part of the system and not all of memory it use is represented by it’s process.

  • GueRudradeepst

    hmm… nice one! but IE9 is nt available for WinXP! it simply sucks! For the best browser (on a tiny margin) I have to shell out thousand bucks to buy Win7! :P

    • Jason Williams

      Why would it cost you 1,000 to buy Win 7 and why on earth are you using XP over 7?

  • DD

    Stupid test… not even mention the OS :D

  • Lola

    Mmm Opera win Lifehacker benchmark.

    • http://twitter.com/st0rmbr1nger MrG

      Pick as benchmark that supports your browser choice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arthur-Titeica/1067443526 Arthur Titeica

    Morons are doing memory usage “suggestions”. They clearly didn’t read or understand the basics of memory management at OS and application level.

  • Jason Williams

    @DD Maybe you should read the article before you make a “stupid” comment.

  • Anonymous

    That site is just ridiculous. Obviously got money to do that comparison. Otherwise could wait some days to get Fx 4 and Chrome 11.

    I removed them from my bookmarks list entirely. I wanted to do so long time ago cause isn’t the first time which seemed something went terribly wrong.

  • Armin

    IE9 was a champion in performance and efficiency benchmarks? Are you kidding me, Vygantas?

    • abecik

      vygantas was not kidding..ie9 was much and much better..BETTER..and i can feel it too..i was opera fan but i agree it..i tried chrome and stiul feel ie9 was one step ahead..good work microsoft…go ie9

  • dave19

    hahaha everybodies pissed because there browser didnt win!! Go IE9 goooooooooooo!

    • Anas

      Yo man, I have been using ll three chrome firefox and ie 9 .. CAn’t use ie 9 because its slower than ff 3.6 in browsing.. Exceot, its a bit lighter than its own precios version (ie 8, 7…) but still not as good..

      If u think its fast, then compare it youeself..
      go ahead and download FIrefox 3.6 only, (not 4).. then download this addon…
      https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/116413/fasterfox-3.9.5-fx.xpi?src=search
      and then go to its optionsa and select turbo charged.. this will make ur FF go fast as crazy..

  • Greg

    That site is bogus! really ie9? i rather use maxthon 3 beta (more improved)

    Heres a more recent test of the browsers unfortunately Opera and Safari wasnt in this test :(

    http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20047314-12.html

    Firefox 4 wins in that test against chrome umm? yea i cant believe it ..

  • jermac

    Appreciate these are only ever snapshots in time, but at the moment you really need Firefox 4 to see the true comparison.