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[CNet] Benchmark battle: Latest Chrome vs. IE vs. Firefox

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Note that these charts are at best a snapshot in time, and are dependent on the hardware being used and any extensions installed. The full charts are below, followed by analysis and an explanation of our methodology.

Though the competition is extremely close in some cases--especially JavaScript rendering--Firefox 4 is strongly favored by HTML5 processing, boot time, and memory usage. Overall, I'd judge from these results that Firefox 4 is the winner this time around.

Chrome, however, is absolutely killing it on Google's V8 benchmark. Expect the next version of Chrome to perform much better on the JSGamebench test, once hardware acceleration has been fully enabled. You currently have to toggle a few switches in about:flags to get it all. Also expect Chrome's boot time and memory performance to improve--Google has said it plans to spend more time working on Chrome's memory hogginess in the coming versions.

http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20047314-12.html?tag=rb_content;main
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<3 Firefox4, glad it won.
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Originally Posted by Celeras;12875422 
<3 Firefox4, glad it won.

Firefox 4 is still a dog for me on boot-times. Otherwise, it seems to be a solid release.
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who cares about browser benchmarks? nothing worth using uses html5 or silly javascript and the difference in page load times is nothing at all
    
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Good for firefox. I use it but the increase in benchmark performance doesnt really make a difference to me as long as it stays somewhat competitive and has its great add ons.
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Go play with the Stylish add-on for FF.
Nothing like surfing a custom internet.
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Originally Posted by cayennemist;12875624 
Go play with the Stylish add-on for FF.
Nothing like surfing a custom internet.

There's Stylish for Chrome too.
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Meh, i used firefox for years but for about a year I been using Chrome...both are great...i just like chrome the most.
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What I find interesting is on my pc, I can't tell the difference between FF and Chrome, I just use FF because of its extensions im used to.

But on my school POS pc's, IE 8 performs better then Chrome >.<<br /> Chrome keeps telling me a page is unresponsive and it trys updating itself everytime it starts up. These pcs already take 45 mins to boot up, chrome takes another 10 mins to start up while IE 8 takes around 3 mins.

Chrome gets rep tho for being able to install on my schools locked down system, FF won't install (which is normal, idk how chrome does it)
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Firefox was good for me till i tried Chrome, it boot wayyyyyyy faster and almost never froze or crash on me like firefox, yet i tried firefox v 4.0. The new version still didnt fix the frozen and crash so i tried Chrome and loved it!

God i hate when firefox crash then i try to start it up again, have to click the firefox icon like 4-5 times and wait over 1 mins.
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