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Benchmark Results: Final Placing

Web Browser Grand Prix 4: Firefox 4 Goes Final
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Performance Placing


1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Chrome
8
5
5
3
6
Firefox
3
7
8
5
4
Internet Explorer
10
5
3
4
3
Opera
6
2
9
5
3
Safari
2
8

8
7


When judging by pure speed, Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is still the champ, taking in ten first-place finishes. This is despite being excluded from the WebGL tests, where second-place finisher Chrome 10 and third-place finisher Firefox 4 were guaranteed two extra first- or second-place spots each. Opera 11.01 drops to fourth and Safari 5.04, the oldest browser here, ranks last.

Efficiency Placing


1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Chrome
2
1


1
Firefox
1
1
1
1

Internet Explorer
1
1

2

Opera


2

2
Safari

1
1
1
1


Chrome finishes first in our efficiency results; Firefox comes in a close second. Internet Explorer is third, followed by Safari and then Opera.

Conformance Placing


1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Chrome
2
1
1


Firefox
1
2


1
Internet Explorer
2

1

1
Opera
2
1
1


Safari
2


2


Rivals Google Chrome and Opera tie for first place in standards conformance. Another set of rivals tie for second place: Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Safari 5, the oldest browser in the WBGP, places third.

Total Placing


1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Chrome
12
7
6
3
7
Firefox
5
10
9
6
5
Internet Explorer
13
6
4
6
4
Opera
8
3
12
5
5
Safari
4
9
1
11
8


When you combine the placing from all three types of benchmarks, we get a mirror of the performance benchmark lineup. Internet Explorer 9 is still in the number-one spot. Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari also remain in their respective second-, third-, fourth-, and fifth place ranking.

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