Web browser improvements seem to pop out at a pace barely detectable to the human eye, so periodically Tom’s Hardware will go through every desktop browser on Windows and OS X with a fine-toothed comb and tell you which one comes out on top. This time around, they like Firefox and Safari.
Firefox and Safari trounced through much of the competition in nearly every category tested, though they felt Chrome performed admirably. Surprisingly, Chrome tested worse than even Internet Explorer in the HTML5 and WebGL tests, but consistently proved it could load a page faster than any other browser. Firefox, while fast and powerful, still is incapable of containing memory leaks. And on OS X at least, Safari shows the advantage of in-house development, emerging victorious in the majority of OS X tests. [Tom’s Hardware]