Earlier Today Microsoft announced and released Internet Explorer 9 beta, but how exactly does it stack up to other browsers? Neowin put Internet Explorer 9 and the top four browsers to the test in a head-to-head comparison, but how exactly does IE9 compare?
In the test we ran, we put Google Chrome 6.0.472.55, Mozilla Firefox 3.6.9, Opera 10.62 and Safari 5.0 (7533.16). The tests were run on a Core 2 Duo, T7300 running 2GB of DDR2 RAM, running on Windows 7 64-bit.
The second test used 256 images on screen at the same time, with Safari 5 still coming out the worst with 1fps, Firefox 3.6 following closely behind with 8fps, Opera averaged 14fps with Chrome just ahead with 15fps. Internet Explorer 9 managed to output 33fps in the test, outperforming all of the other browsers.
Out of the tests, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari all managed to successfully complete the test with a perfect 100/100 score. Mozilla Firefox 3.6.9 completed the test with 94/100, while Internet Explorer 9 managed to complete the test with 95/100.
Note: the above tests may vary from PC with different hardware and operating systems. The tests were performed on all stable release browsers as of this date.