Futuremark has unveiled Peacekeeper, a free online tool to benchmark the performance of your browser. The results from the beta test indicate Chrome 18.104.22.168 is the fastest browser, followed by Safari 4.0 and Chrome 22.214.171.124.
Peacekeeper - www.futuremark.com/peacekeeper - is a free online tool
for measuring and comparing the performance of internet browsers. Many
websites, such as social networks, video sharing communities and
webmail services, place a heavy load on the web browser. For people who
use these sites a lot, changing browsers to one that performs faster can
make a dramatic difference.
Jukka Mäkinen, Head of PC Products and Services at Futuremark, said,
"People have more choice now in how they experience the internet than
ever before but most seem content to stick with the browser they have.
It's surprising that even though cost isn't an issue, the browsers that
offer the best performance are also the least popular, at least for
He went on to add, "We're finding that Peacekeeper is driving people to
try browsers they may not have considered before. Our data suggest that
Chrome is benefitting most from a combination of strong Peacekeeper
performance scores and features that people seem to like."