Over the past two years, we've tested the top five Web browsers using modern PC hardware. But today, going against all that is sacred to the enthusiast crowd, we're breaking out an old beige box to bring you Web Browser Grand Prix: Windows XP Edition!
Opera takes the lead in GUIMark Java, but it shares that spot in a practical tie with IE8 and Chrome. Firefox falls in close to one-half frame per second behind the leaders, with Safari roughly the same distance behind Firefox, taking last place.
Realistically, there is no difference between the browsers on this test system; all of the scores are within a single frame per second of each other.
Encog Silverlight Benchmark
The integer scores on our usual WBGP test system usually fall between six and seven, while all of the browsers on our ten-year-old system range between 18 and 19. Chrome takes the lead in Silverlight performance with a score of 18.4, followed by Firefox at 18.5. Microsoft's own IE8 lands in the middle, as Apple Safari places fourth. Opera drops to last place, scoring 18.9.
- Tom's Hardware's Tenth Web Browser Grand Prix
- Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, And Safari
- Test System Specs And Software Setup
- WBGP10 Test Suite And Methodology
- Startup Time Performance Benchmarks
- Page Load Time Performance Benchmarks
- DOM And CSS Performance Benchmarks
- Flash Performance Benchmarks
- Java And Silverlight Performance Benchmarks
- HTML5 Performance Benchmarks
- Hardware Acceleration And WebGL
- Memory Efficiency Benchmarks
- Proper Page Load Reliability
- Standards Conformance Benchmarks
- Benchmark Analysis
- Crowning A Windows XP Champion