Page 1:The Top Five Browsers, Tested And Ranked
Page 2:Chrome, Firefox, IE9, Opera, And Safari
Page 3:Test System Specs And Software Setup
Page 4:Test Suite And Methodology
Page 5:Startup Time
Page 6:Page Load Time
Page 8:DOM And CSS Performance
Page 9:HTML5 Performance
Page 10:Hardware Acceleration
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:Crowning A Windows 7 WBGP Champion
Facebook JSGameBench v0.4.1
This HTML5 benchmark from Facebook also covers WebGL.
Firefox 13 takes the lead in overall hardware acceleration with just over 5000 points. Mozilla is followed by Google, as Chrome 20 scores nearly 3750 points to place second. IE9 falls to third place. Opera 12 only manages about 400 points to place fourth, followed closely by Safari 5.1.7 in fifth place.
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration
We dropped Mozilla's Hardware Acceleration Stress Test from the suite because the supported browsers all hit the maximum frame rate of 60 FPS. We replaced it with WebVizBench, which produces a four-digit score like Psychedelic Browsing.
The HTML5 Hardware Acceleration composite is the average of the WebVizBench and Psychedelic Browsing scores.
IE9 has a slight edge over Firefox 13 in HTML5 hardware acceleration, 7188 points to 6978. Chrome 20 places third. Opera 12 and Safari 5.1.7 are distant fourth- and fifth-place finishers.
The charts below are for Psychedelic Browsing and WebVizBench.
Microsoft Psychedelic Browsing WebVizBench
Internet Explorer pulls ahead due to its high score in Psychedelic Browsing and a strong showing in WebVizBench. While Psychedelic Browsing shows Chrome to be solidly in third place, Google's browser manages the highest score in WebVizBench.
Chrome and Firefox are still the only browsers with default WebGL implementations on Windows 7.
The WebGL composite is the average of the "higher is better" FPS results from Mozilla's WebGL FishIE Tank and WebGL Solar System from Chrome Experiments.
Firefox 13 takes the lead with an average 48 frames per second, followed Chrome 20 at 37 FPS.
The charts below contain the individual results for WebGL FishIE Tank and WebGL Solar System.
Mozilla WebGL FishIE Tank WebGL Solar System
Both browsers do quite well in Mozilla's WebGL remix of Microsoft's FishIE Tank benchmark, while Chrome can't even manage 15 FPS in WebGL Solar System.
- The Top Five Browsers, Tested And Ranked
- Chrome, Firefox, IE9, Opera, And Safari
- Test System Specs And Software Setup
- Test Suite And Methodology
- Startup Time
- Page Load Time
- DOM And CSS Performance
- HTML5 Performance
- Hardware Acceleration
- Plug-In Performance: Flash, Java, Silverlight
- Memory Efficiency
- Reliability, Responsiveness, And Security
- Standards Conformance
- Test Analysis
- Crowning A Windows 7 WBGP Champion