There was a time in Browser wars when every performance test was Owned by Chrome or Opera. Firefox continues to dominate the market share with Chrome trying to fill the gap.
Firefox 7 is released and its back to re-capture those early days when it used to be among the leaders. Lets see how they bechmark against each other for various tests:
Test system: Tests were conducted on Core i7 Macbook 6gb DDR3 RAM, Windows 7 & OSX Lion.
Matrix: A Relative matrix has been used to make graphs easy to read.
- SunSpider Tests
- DOM / CSS operations
- Startup time
Overall performance: Chrome 14 vs Opera 11.5 vs Firefox 7 IE9
Firefox seems to have recovered from the times where it used to be a low performer. Chrome is still holds the top position overall, on Windows & Mac. However, Chrome 14 was slower than Opera on Windows.