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Battle Of The Browsers – Chrome Wins On Win 7, Safari On OS X Lion

Tom’s Hardware has put the latest versions of five browsers (Chrome 13, Firefox 6, IE 9, Opera 11.50 and Safari 5.1) against each other on both Windows 7 and Mac OS X Lion platforms in their recently conducted “Web Browser Grand Prix VI” – and the results are out.

Here’s their analysis tables for the two platforms…

Windows 7 Analysis Table

Winner Strong Acceptable Weak
Performance Benchmarks
Startup Time Opera Chrome, Internet Explorer Firefox Safari
Page Load Time Chrome Internet Explorer, Safari Firefox, Opera
JavaScript Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer, Opera Safari
DOM Opera Firefox Safari Chrome, Internet Explorer
CSS Chrome Opera, Safari Internet Explorer Firefox
Flash Internet Explorer Opera, Safari Chrome, Firefox
Java Firefox Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari
Silverlight Opera Chrome, Firefox Internet Explorer Safari
HTML5 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome, Opera, Safari
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration Firefox Internet Explorer Chrome, Opera, Safari
WebGL Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari
Efficiency Benchmarks
Memory Usage: Light Internet Explorer Chrome, Safari Firefox, Opera
Memory Usage: Heavy Safari Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera Chrome
Memory Management Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox, Safari Opera
Reliability Benchmarks
Proper Page Loads Opera Safari Firefox Chrome, Internet Explorer
Conformance Benchmarks
HTML5 Chrome Firefox Opera, Safari Internet Explorer
CSS3 All 5
JavaScript Firefox Internet Explorer, Chrome Safari Opera
DOM Chrome, Opera, Safari Firefox, Internet Explorer

 

Mac OS X Lion Analysis Table

Winner Strong Acceptable Weak
Performance Benchmarks
Startup Time Opera Chrome, Firefox, Safari
Page Load Time Chrome Safari Firefox, Opera
JavaScript Chrome Firefox Safari Opera
DOM Firefox Safari Chrome, Opera
CSS Chrome Safari Opera Firefox
Flash Opera Chrome, Firefox, Safari
Java Opera Chrome, Firefox, Safari
Silverlight Firefox Safari Safari Chrome, Opera
HTML5 Safari Chrome, Firefox, Opera
HTML Hardware Acceleration Safari Chrome, Firefox, Opera
WebGL Firefox Chrome Opera, Safari
Efficiency Benchmarks
Memory Usage: Light Opera Chrome, Safari Firefox
Memory Usage: Heavy Safari Opera Chrome, Firefox
Memory Management Chrome Opera, Safari Firefox
Reliability Benchmarks
Proper Page Loads Opera Firefox Chrome, Safari
Conformance Benchmarks
HTML5 Chrome Firefox, Safari Opera
CSS3 All 4
JavaScript Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
DOM Chrome, Opera, Safari Firefox

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