Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

By | April 6, 2011 | 16 Comments


Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Some time ago, TomsHardware has published a nice list of benchmark results for the top 5 web browsers. Unfortunately, they did not test the final version of Firefox 4.

Well, this is no longer the case as the most recent tests now include the following:

Internet Explorer 9
Firefox 4
Google Chrome 10
Opera 11
Safari 5

Startup

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Browsers Performance

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Hardware Acceleration

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

HTML5 and WebGL

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Memory Usage

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5

Final Results

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 4 vs. Google Chrome 10 vs. Opera 11 vs. Safari 5
* This table represents the total amount of wins (1st place, 2nd place, etc.)

Even with the Firefox 4 inclusion, IE9 is still the number one browser, according to TomsHardware tests.

Hail to the King, baby?

Thanks, Blake!


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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.

  • Anonymous

    Bullshit. My results:

    Opera 11.10 1st
    Chrome 2nd
    IE9 3rd
    Firefox 4th

    • Anon

      Bullshit. My results:

      Firefox 1st
      Chrome 2nd
      Opera 11.10 4rd
      IE9 4th

      • DWBH

        You both forgot Safari. Come on give it a fair go.

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

      I remember reading that speed deal improvements for 11.10 are just the beginning.

      Have I missed something or they were talking about the future versions of Opera?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4OL7GLKELBXJ34UQU2HMV5LUVQ fearful

    from experience (opera) is the best browser on earth

    http://snapshot.opera.com/windows/colemak_11.10-2081/Opera_1110_2081_int.exe

  • Anonymous

    Yeah. One thing wrong with Toms is that the results vary heavily in regards to other sites. Most “enthusiast” avoid that site these days.

    PS: Check out toms guide.

  • dXm99

    There is one problem with two default Opera settings.
    Preferences -> Network -> Max connections to a server
    Preferences -> Network -> Max total connections

    Change those two to 128 and try to lower opera:config#Network|HTTPLoadingDelayedTimeout.
    Then go to Youtube or some other “heavy” page and feel the difference

    • Anonymous

      Yes. The other versions had lower values which was better

    • DWBH

      Thank you.
      I have HTTPLoadingDelayedTimeout 0
      Max Persistent Connections Server 6
      are they good settings ?

  • mrUI

    dang chrome falling off …ie9 is beast

  • NEBlacksmith

    Not everyone runs Windows 7. How is a browser that runs on only one platform better?

  • http://twitter.com/_mt Mete

    i dont trust toms hardware tests

    • Anon

      Why?

      • Rlee

        as mentioned above they are Bullshit xD. Which is true, do you really think IE is the best browser?