Google Chrome and Firefox 3 Benchmark Comparisons

Posted on Tue 02 September 2008 in Tech

Google released the beta for their new browser called Google Chrome and one of the features they talked about was the new Javascript virtual machine. So to test their claims of speed I ran Sun's SunSpider Javascript benchmark on both. The results of the tests follow:

Firefox 3

Google Chrome

As you can see, Google chrome is much faster than FF3 by nearly a factor of 6. To see the comparison, load the Chrome score then copy the Firefox link into the second box, push enter, and be amazed. While Chrome falters on some of the tests, namely regex, it blows FF3 out of the water for the most part, especially in the bitopts section. But with Firefox 3.1 coming out in the near future sporting a new Javascript tracing engine, which will be faster?