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My browser’s faster than your browser.

Posted on 14 February 2012 by Chris

Well, it’s official – the fastest web browser (out of the 4 major browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera) is…

Google Chrome!  Finally now when people ask me why I swear by Chrome, I have some legit reason to give them other than that it’s “the best” and you can sync your bookmarks.  Now it’s also the fastest and here are the tests to prove it.

The scores are:

  1. Chrome: 69%
  2. Firefox and Opera: 63.2%
  3. Internet Explorer: 48%

Chrome, for the first time in a long time, leaped into first place, no doubt due to its new prerendering feature and always-awesome JavaScript tests (not to mention a slight win in cold boot times). Firefox and Opera actually tied for second place, with Firefox winning in memory usage and Opera taking home blue ribbons in tab loading and CSS performance, though looking at the scores, it’s easy to see that Opera’s wins were more drastic than Firefox’s—meaning that we’d probably give the edge to Opera, if asked. Internet Explorer came in last, placing well enough in every competition but excelling in none.

Internet Explorer.  What a joke.  Took them 9 versions to be able to display CSS properly on basic webpages.


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