Safari outruns Chrome in Mac browser race

Safari has outrun both Firefox and Chrome in an OS X browser drag race organized by Gregg Keizer of ComputerWorld

According to Keizer, the recently launched Chrome beta was only the second fastest of four Mac browsers tested.

“Chrome renders JavaScript 10 times faster than Opera 10.10 and almost twice as fast as Firefox 3.6 Beta 4, the most recently released Mac version of Mozilla’s open-source browser,” wrote Keizer.

“But Chrome can’t match Safari 4.0.4’s speed: Apple’s browser is approximately 12 percent faster than Google’s beta.”

However, Keizer emphasized that Chrome was currently the “fastest browser” available for Microsoft’s Windows platform.

“The last time Computerworld tested Chrome on Windows – in September, with Chrome 3.0 – Google’s browser handily beat all rivals, including second-place Safari,” added Keizer.

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