Page 1:The Top Four Browsers, Tested And Ranked
Page 2:Chrome, Firefox, IE9, Opera, Safari
Page 3:Test System Specs And Software Setup
Page 4:Test Suite And Methodology
Page 5:Start Time
Page 6:Page Load Time
Page 8:DOM And CSS Performance
Page 9:HTML5 Performance
Page 10:Hardware Acceleration Performance
Page 11:Plug-In Performance: Flash, Java, Silverlight
Page 12:Memory Efficiency
Page 13:Reliability, Responsiveness, And Security
Page 14:Standards Conformance
Page 15:Test Analysis
Page 16:OS X And Windows 7 Winners' Circle
Hardware Acceleration Performance
Facebook JSGameBench v0.4.1
JSGameBench measures both native HTML5 hardware acceleration as well as WebGL.
Safari takes the lead in overall hardware acceleration with Firefox being the only other reasonable option on OS X. Chrome places a very distant third, followed by an equally meager score for fourth-place finisher Opera.
On Windows 7, Chrome takes the lead, doubling Safari's winning OS X score. Firefox is again the second-best choice in overall hardware acceleration, followed by Internet Explorer in third, and Opera again in last place.
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration
The HTML5 Hardware Acceleration composite is the geometric mean of the average WebVizBench and Psychedelic Browsing scores.
Safari is the big winner on Mountain Lion, followed by Chrome in second place. While Firefox technically places third, it and Opera are equally poor for HTML5 hardware acceleration on OS X.
On Windows 7, Firefox regains its lead over arch-rival Internet Explorer. Chrome manages a respectable third-place finish, followed far behind by Opera in last place.
The charts below are for Psychedelic Browsing and WebVizBench.
Psychedelic Browsing WebVizBench
Psychedelic Browsing obliterates Opera on both OSes and handicaps Firefox for OS X versus WebVizBench, Chrome 21 comes out of nowhere to claim victory in WebVizBench on both operating systems. A slight lead by Firefox 15 over IE9 in WebVizBench is what allows Mozilla to regain the HTML5 hardware acceleration crown on Windows 7.
Chrome and Firefox remain the only stable browsers with default WebGL implementations on either operating system.
The WebGL composite is the geometric mean of the average results from Mozilla's WebGL FishIE Tank and WebGL Solar System from Chrome Experiments.
Firefox beats Chrome on OS X Mountain Lion by just seven frames per second, 24 to 17. Firefox 15 takes the lead on Windows 7 with 48 FPS, followed by Chrome 21 with 31 FPS.
The charts below contain the average results for WebGL FishIE Tank and WebGL Solar System.
FishIE Tank Solar System
Both Google and Mozilla do quite well in the WebGL FishIE Tank benchmark, but Chrome has a clear disadvantage in the WebGL Solar System test.
- The Top Four Browsers, Tested And Ranked
- Chrome, Firefox, IE9, Opera, Safari
- Test System Specs And Software Setup
- Test Suite And Methodology
- Start Time
- Page Load Time
- DOM And CSS Performance
- HTML5 Performance
- Hardware Acceleration Performance
- Plug-In Performance: Flash, Java, Silverlight
- Memory Efficiency
- Reliability, Responsiveness, And Security
- Standards Conformance
- Test Analysis
- OS X And Windows 7 Winners' Circle