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Web Browser Grand Prix 2: The Top 5 Tested And Ranked

Benchmark Results: DOM And Peacekeeper

Mozilla Dromaeo DOM

Opera places first in the Dromaeo DOM test. Scoring a solid 300 runs per second higher than Safari, though not far enough ahead to appear invalid. Chrome closely trails Apple's browser and beats Mozilla by a few hundred runs per second. Internet Explorer is again dead last, with a score of just over one hundred.

Futuremark Peacekeeper

Opera 10.60 blazes through the Peacekeeper test, earning a score of nearly 4300--the first browser to pass the 4000 mark on this test system. Chrome comes in second, just shy of 4000. Safari 5 finishes in a distant third, while Firefox only scores 2000. As usual, Internet Explorer has a pitiful showing, with a score of just over 500, one-eighth of Opera's score.

  • The Lady Slayer
    July 7th - Firefox 4 beta released.
    Tom's impending road test STILL BEHIND THE TIMES
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  • I agree. Firefox 4 was supposed to have the major speed up (especially in startup time.)
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  • But you know what, apple said they have the world's fastest browser. I think we should just pack up and call it a day. The spoken word of god is indisputable...
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  • makotech222
    FF4 also has hardware acceleration
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  • Tamz_msc
    I'm very happy to see my beloved Firefox's performance.Whatever people say about Opera and Chrome, Firefox is the best IMO.And Apple is proved to be a liar from this article.
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  • Poisoner
    Honestly, does browser speed matter?
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  • Tamz_msc
    Forgot to add:I cant wait for the final release of FF 4!
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  • Maziar
    Great review,
    Have to wait for FF4 release to see how it performs compared to others
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  • mx2138
    I've been using Firefox for about to two years now. I can't get enough of adblock plus. One of my favorite plug-ins.
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  • wittermark
    lmao @ FFfanboys other review sites posted FF4 numbers, its performance is pathetic to say the least.
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