Let’s see how the browsers compare to each other when tested using the V8 benchmark suite. This suite carried out five tests:
OS kernel simulation benchmark, originally written in BCPL by Martin Richards (539 lines).
One-way constraint solver, originally written in Smalltalk by John Maloney and Mario Wolczko (880 lines).
Encryption and decryption benchmark based on code by Tom Wu (1689 lines).
Ray tracer benchmark based on code by Adam Burmister (3418 lines).
As you can see, Google Chrome savegly beats all the opposition running the V8 benchmark suite a whopping ten times faster than Firefox 3.0.
Google Chrome certainly has delivered on the speed it promised, and so far testing indcates that the browser is very robust – over the past few hours I’ve been hammering it very hard and I’ve yet to have a crash.
Here’s a single Google Chrome Window with 70+ tabs open and the browser is still nice and responsive and there’s not even a hint that it’s struggling under the weight of the open tabs.