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GUIMark Java Swing 5
All of the GUIMark Java Swing 5 scores are very close, within a fifth of a frame per second. But in the end, Opera tops the competition, with Firefox and IE8 in second and third, respectively. Chrome trails behind in fourth and Safari places fifth.
Encog Silverlight Benchmark
The Encog Silverlight benchmark is a new addition to the Web Browser Grand Prix. It replaces the Bubblemark Silverlight benchmark because it is easier to get clear reading; Bubblemark's score constantly changes.
With Encog, the lower the score, the better. Opera manages to get the lowest score by a decent margin. Safari comes in second, followed closely by Firefox and Chrome. Surprisingly, IE8 scores the lowest here. This was one benchmark we thought Microsoft's browser would actually have a good chance of winning.