Note: Because of a glitch, the article is now harder to read. The first figure you see is Safari, the second is Chrome, the third is Firefox, the fourth is Internet Explorer and the last is Opera.
SAFARI VS GOOGLE CHROME VS FIREFOX VS INTERNET EXPLORER VS OPERA
STARTUP TIME – SINGLE TAB (lower is better)
Windows 7 1.99 sec 2.09 sec 2.06 sec 2.19 sec 2.17 sec
Mac OSX 2.06 sec 2.56 sec 1.99 sec N/A 3.40 sec
Average 2.03 sec 2.32 sec 2.03 sec 2.19 sec 2.78 sec
Winners: SAFARI AND FIREFOX. If you run Windows, use Safari, if you run Mac OSX, use Firefox.
STARTUP TIME – EIGHT TABS (lower is better)
Windows 7 9.35 sec 5.74 sec 6.52 sec 5.12 sec 5.78 sec
Mac OSX 6.37 sec 8.09 sec 6.79 sec N/A 7.13 sec
Average 7.86 sec 6.91 sec 6.65 sec 5.12 sec 6.42 sec
Winner: INTERNET EXPLORER. If you run Windows, use Internet Explorer, if you run Mac OSX, use Safari.
PAGE LOADING TIMES (lower is better)
Google 2.43 sec 1.84 sec 1.81 sec 2.05 sec 2.12 sec
YouTube 8.22 sec 8.85 sec 11.33 sec 13.99 sec 15.09 sec
eBay 19.67 sec 18.37 sec 19.74 sec 17.69 sec 23.77 sec
Wikipedia 19.21 sec 19.50 sec 21.68 sec 18.35 sec 15.60 sec
Winners: SAFARI, FIREFOX, INTERNET EXPLORER AND OPERA. Firefox was one of the quickest, and would have won this category if it had loaded Wikipedia faster.
Windows 7 21.32 sec 37.75 sec 16.84 sec 19.54 sec 31.24 sec
Mac OSX 25.16 sec 32.77 sec 16.12 sec N/A 22.73 sec
Average 23.24 sec 35.26 sec 16.48 sec 19.54 sec 26.99 sec
Winner: FIREFOX. Firefox was the quickest on both Windows 7 and Mac OSX
HTML5 PERFORMANCE (higher is better)
Windows 7 232 GBS 473 GBS 1597 GBS 1311 GBS 149 GBS
Mac OSX 1374 GBS 526 GBS 266 GBS N/A 98 GBS
Average 803 GBS 499 GBS 932 GBS 1311 GBS 123 GBS
Winner: INTERNET EXPLORER. Although Internet Explorer had the best score on average. I would give this to Firefox because both Safari and Internet Explorer performed well on their preferred system.
MOZILLA HARDWARE ACCELERATION STRESS TEST (higher is better (60 max))
Windows 7 13 FPS 23 FPS 60 FPS 60 FPS 22 FPS
Mac OSX 56 FPS 10 FPS 5 FPS N/A 19 FPS
Average 34 FPS 16 FPS 32 FPS 60 FPS 21 FPS
Winner: INTERNET EXPLORER. This is another undeserved win, because Internet Explorer was not tested on Mac OSX. Personally, I think Safari won this category.
Out of the total six categories, four were won outright and the two others were contested between two and four browsers, respectively. In the outright categories, Internet Explorer won three, and Firefox won one. In the contested categories, the category with four contestants had every browser except Chrome, and the other had Safari and Firefox. But in both those categories, it depended on what system you ran. So in the four contestant one, Firefox should have one, but only if it had loaded Wikipedia faster, because it was around 1st-3rd for all categories except Wikipedia. Also, with the duel contestant one, if you ran Windows, you should have Safari, but if you have Mac OSX, you should run Firefox.
The placings were (for Windows 7):
2: INTERNET EXPLORER
4: GOOGLE CHROME
The placings were (for Mac OSX):
3: GOOGLE CHROME
5: INTERNET EXPLORER (N/A)
The placings overall were:
3: GOOGLE CHROME
4: INTERNET EXPLORER