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

Benchmark Results: Java And Silverlight

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.

  • 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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