However, lets not forget the other browsers out there. Download Squad decided to do a browser face-off. In a four-way HTML5 speed test between IE9, Firefox 3.7, Chrome 6, and an unspecified version of Opera (probably the latest), Microsofts latest platform preview held its own. In fact, it was only narrowly beaten out by Firefox (by about 5%). Not only did IE9 and Firefox 3.7 outperform the other browsers by leaps and bounds, both of them also used the least amount of CPU in doing it. Chrome 6 wasnt able to keep up at all. Apparently it doesnt support full-fledged hardware acceleration, yet. Opera performed well for most of the test, but eventually, it wasnt able to keep up.
Keep in mind that these browsers are still in early testing phases (Opera excluded). Many improvements will be made before the browsers actually come to market. With all these improvements being made in attempts to win the browser wars, end-users only have what to gain.