There have been a lot of changes in the browser world since I last carried out the Big Browser Benchmark, with not only new browser versions, but a new test to throw at the browsers.
Let's pit the leading browsers against four of the toughest benchmark tests available to see which one is triumphant. Here are the browsers (all the browsers tested are the very latest versions) that will be run:
- Chrome 23
- Firefox 16
- Opera 12
- Internet Explorer 9 (32-bit)
- Internet Explorer 10 (32-bit)
- Safari 5
Here are the tests that the browsers will face:
- RoboHornet: A Google-led open-source browser benchmark.
All testing carried out on a Windows 7 (32-bit) machine, running a P8600 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card.
The clear winner here is Internet Explorer 10, clearly halving the time it took Firefox 16 and Internet Explorer 9 to complete the test, which themselves are comfortably ahead of the rest of the pack.
Chrome 23 aces this test, significantly ahead of Firefox 16 and Internet Explorer 10.