It's once again time to update the BIG browser benchmark, where we take the leading browsers and pit them against four of the toughest benchmark tests available to see which is the tortoise, and which is the hare.
Google's Chrome browser continues to dominate the browser speed charts, but there's no doubt that Firefox 10 is an improvement over the earlier release, and is snapping at Chrome's heels in some of the tests.
IE 9 32-bit topped one test, and Chrome 17 topped the other three, so the champ is clearly Chrome 17. that said, things are close. In the SunSpider test, the browsers are separated by less than 60 milliseconds.
Other tests are more clear cut. Chrome was once again the clear winner of the V8 benchmark test (bear in mind that the V8 is a Google benchmark), and it was also the clear winner when it came to the Kraken 1.1 test too, although Firefox 10 is rapidly catching up.