Safari 4 benchmarked: 42x faster than IE 7, 3.5x faster than Firefox 3

27.02.2009

Safari 4 benchmarked: 42x faster than IE 7, 3.5x faster than Firefox 3

Safari 4 was released and it immediately occupied the worlds number 1 browser position - it is "the fastest browser in the world". It is proven to be 42 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and 3.5 times faster than Firefox 3 on both Windows XP SP2 and Mac OS X 10.5.6 platforms. 

Benchmarks results are available too, check the image below*. 

Besides speed, however, it should be noted that

Safari 4 has other features that should not be neglected, some of them familiar, some brand new and really interesting and useful.

-    Cover Flow - review History or Bookmarks resembling gallery or iTunes

-      Search - easy find the web sites you've visited with an option for easy adding to the gallery the favorite and top web sites

-    Tabs – Safari 4 tabs are designed in a way that allows more viewable website space

For all new Safari 4 features (more than 150) click here

The new technology platform supports features like HTML 5, CSS effects, and has passed the Acid 3

test with perfect results 100 of a possible 100 points - something that neither Explorer 7 or Firefox 3 can boast.

* Image source: CNET UK

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