I decided to use their test suite unaltered to get updated numbers. My methodology was simple in that I simply used my 3.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo machine with Windows XP and 2GB of RAM to do the test with no other programs using any significant portion of the CPU. I repeated each test a few times and ended up with very consistent numbers. First, here’s the nitty gritty of individual tests in the oddhammer.com test suite:
Next is the total time taken by each to do all the tests:
The winners are clear: Firefox 3.5, Safari 4, and Flash 10. Then come the runners up: IE 8, Chrome 2, and Opera 9. IE 7 brings up the rear with a dismal performance.