Legit Mods and Ends Reviews
What Web Browser is Fastest for Windows in 2011?
|Date:||Tue, May 10, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Acid Tests, HTML5 Compatibility & Conclusion
At the end of this test only Safari 5.0.5, Chrome 10, Chrome 11, Opera 11.10 and Opera 11.50 were able to get perfect scores on the Acid3 test and render the operation smoothly. It should be noted that Firefox and SeaMonkey scored 97 and that the 3 points missed are for SVG Fonts, which Mozilla says aren't needed. You can read more about it here.
The final test that we wanted to look at was one that looked at how well each browser does to support HTML5. For this we ran 'The HTML5 Test' and took the score from each browser. The test looks at 400 HTML5 features and sees how many the browser supports.
Google Chrome 11.0.696.65 came out on top here with Google Chrome 12 beta only missing a couple features, which is typical on a beta as they are still adjusting code and enabling features until it becomes a stable build and released to the masses. Opera 11.10 and 11.50 Alpha had very strong test results in the HTML5 test as did FireFox 4.0.1 and 5.0 Beta.
Final Thoughts and Conclusions:
We hope this testing helped you out and helped you learn or discover something you didn't know about web browsers before reading this. Our testing shows that in all of the benchmarks except for one that the fastest Microsoft Windows
browser is once again Google Chrome. Chrome 11 is the fastest public web browser and Chrome 12 is the fastest beta web
browser that you can download today to use today. Firefox 5.0 beta 1 was also pretty darn fast and had very good test results across all benchmarks and compatibility tests that we ran. You really can't go wrong with either and as with everything it really depends on what you like. If you've never tried one of these browsers before we suggest downloading the one you've never tried and see if you like it.
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