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The Top Five Web Browsers

Web Browser Grand Prix 7: Firefox 7, Chrome 14, Opera 11.51
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Web Browser Grand Prix Champions

For those of you who haven't tuned in since day one, we're putting together a table of all previous Web Browser Grand Prix winners, with links to their respective articles.

Web Browser Grand Prix
Champion
Web Browser Grand Prix: The Top Five, Tested And Ranked
Web Browser Grand Prix 2: The Top Five Tested And Ranked
Web Browser Grand Prix 2: Running The Linux Circuit
Web Browser Grand Prix 3:  IE9 Enters The Race
Web Browser Grand Prix 4: Firefox 4 Goes Final
Web Browser Grand Prix 5: Opera 11.50, Firefox 5, And Chrome 12
Web Browser Grand Prix VI: Firefox 6, Chrome 13, Mac OS X Lion
Web Browser Grand Prix 7 Contenders



Chrome
Vendor:
Google
Debut:
9/02/2008
Current Version:
14
Layout Engine:
WebKit
JavaScript Engine:
V8
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
No
WebGL:
Yes
WBGP Wins:
4
Download Chrome!





Firefox
Vendor:
Mozilla
Debut:
11/09/2004
Current Version:
7
Layout Engine:
Gecko 2.0
JavaScript Engine:
JaegerMonkey
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux
HTML Hardware Acceleration:
Yes
WebGL:
Yes
WBGP Wins:
None
Download Firefox!





Internet Explorer
Vendor:
Microsoft
Debut:
8/16/1995
Current Version:
9
Layout Engine:
Trident
JavaScript Engine:
Chakra
Supported Platforms:
Windows (Vista and 7)
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
Yes
WebGL:
No
WBGP Wins:
2
Download Internet Explorer!





Opera
Vendor:
Opera Software
Debut:
12/09/1996
Current Version:
11.51
Layout Engine:
Presto
JavaScript Engine:
Carakan
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
No
WebGL:
No
WBGP Wins:
1
Download Opera!





Safari
Vendor:
Apple
Debut:
1/07/2003
Current Version:
5.1
Layout Engine:
WebKit 2
JavaScript Engine:
Nitro
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
Mac only
WebGL:
No
WBGP Wins:
1
Download Safari!


Now that we've seen the list of previous Web Browser Grand Prix champions, as well as the current competitors, let's take a look at the test setup.

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    Silmarunya , 30 September 2011 23:57
    Firefox 7.0 is release that fixed my faith in FF. Unlike 5&6, it actually adds something new to the browser other than a minor security update. On top of that, it fixes everything that was wrong with 4-5-6: high memory usage (although even at its worst, FF managed to use less than Chrome anyday), slow cold boot and poor font rendering. All those are now excellent.

    I'm usually torn between FF and Opera. Chrome uses lots of memory, is made by Google and a bit lacking in the features department (granted, so is FF - but at least it has add ons that fix those). Opera has the better font rendering and UI, but FF wins in raw speed and ad on choice in my experience.
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    Anonymous , 4 October 2011 09:55
    opera is always consume all the memory that can be up to a maximum of 15%. thanks to its super cache so pages load faster already closed and will return to .. If an application requires memory simply lower your load.

    I and occupied pc operates in memory of 256 mb and walk like a champ. instead listen to music and msn.
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    Swapnil99pro , 7 October 2011 22:40
    Great test. Opera will surely win Silver medal next time with Opera 12.
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    Anonymous , 17 October 2011 14:03
    How about security tests?
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    spotify95 , 1 November 2011 22:45
    CHROME 14 ANY DAY WINS ON MY COMPUTERS. FIREFOX JUST CANNOT STAND THE HEAT.
    Wait, I have just received an update for Chrome 15. Anyone? :) 
    Winner of the soon to be Web browser grand prix 8?
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    spotify95 , 3 December 2011 15:02
    Chrooooooooooooooooome 15 is here!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    spotify95 , 4 December 2011 15:25
    No it wasn`t, couldn`t you see how firefox was so poor at memory management, especially last time in wbgp6? :( 
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    spotify95 , 21 December 2011 16:41
    Alert me if Im wrong, but CHROME 16 IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!
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    spotify95 , 23 February 2012 22:26
    Web browser grand prix 9 has arrived. Thats all.