Google Chrome is fast ... insanely fast ... faster than Firefox 3.0.
Let's see how the browsers compare to each other when tested using the V8 benchmark suite. This suite carried out five tests:
With this benchmark, the higher the score, the better ...
As you can see, Google Chrome savagely beats all the opposition running the V8 benchmark suite a whopping ten times faster than Firefox 3.0.
Google Chrome certainly has delivered on the speed it promised, and so far testing indicates that the browser is very robust - over the past few hours I've been hammering it very hard and I've yet to have a crash.
Here's a single Google Chrome Window with 70+ tabs open and the browser is still nice and responsive and there's not even a hint that it's struggling under the weight of the open tabs.