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Tomshardware released their latest benchmark results for their Browser Benchmark Showdown. Using the top 4 browsers, Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE 10, And Opera Next. Tomshardware does an excellent job in benchmarking them with their usual meticulous analysis and testing. Head over to the full benchmark and explanation on their site.

If you are looking for a quick summary or breakdown, then here it is:

Important thing to note is that they included the soon-to-be-official-but-still-development Opera browser in their test, called Opera Next. Opera Next is using using a newer version of Chromium than Chrome, and it is not yet feature-complete. So, tack on a ton of features, as we’ve seen Opera do in the past, and the overhead increases.

The first award was the rolled-up summary of the Non-Performance Index. This is combination of all four non-performance categories: Memory Efficiency, Reliability, Security, and Standards Conformance:

Firefox pips Chrome by a very small margin

Firefox pips Chrome by a very small margin

 

Next was the Non-Performance Index, which is the rolled-up summary all four non-performance categories: Memory Efficiency, Reliability, Security, and Standards Conformance:

Firefox takes this one by a bigger margin

Firefox takes this one by a bigger margin

 

Roll-up the previous 2 results and you get the overall champion, the WBGP XVI Champion:

 

Forefox the WBGP XVI Champion

Forefox the WBGP XVI Champion

 

There you have it, Firefox is by all means still the best browser to use. As mentioned in the beginning Opera Next takes second, but because it is a development browser it will most likely fall down the ladder once it’s complete. Surprising though is IE falling way behind…