Safari beats Chrome in JavaScript rendering race
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Safari beats Chrome in JavaScript rendering race

According to tests run by Computerworld, the Chrome beta, which Google launched yesterday, is the second fastest of four Mac browsers tested. Chrome renders JavaScript 10 times faster than Opera 10.10 and almost twice as fast as Firefox 3.6 Beta 4, the most recently-released Mac version of Mozilla's open-source browser. But Chrome can't match Safari 4.0.4's speed: Apple's browser is approximately 12% faster than Google's beta.

However, according to Computerworld, it's different on Windows, where Chrome has been billed as the fastest browser around. The last time Computerworld tested Chrome on Windows -- in September, with Chrome 3.0 -- Google's browser handily beat all rivals, including the second-place Safari.

Computerworld ran the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark suite in Mac OS X 10.6 three times for each browser, then averaged the scores.

 
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