Firefox 4 beta loses to IE9 beta in Browser Speed & Efficiency Tests

…The news for the naysayers. . . is very bad indeed. IE9 absolutely flattened FF4 on my own DFScale battery, with a speed score of 6.590 versus 3.539. Maybe IE9 isn’t the best performer in every test, but it’s not because Microsoft is too focused on test numbers…

…If you consider the general performance of the old Firefox version 3.0.19 (stable) as scoring a 1.000 in all categories (my new index browser), then by comparison, IE9 scores a 3.652 – better than three-and-a-half times the performance of what Firefox users were typically experiencing as recently as 2008. Firefox 4 Beta 5 posts a score of 3.377 in the same suite of tests…

By Scott M. Fulton, III, Net1News | Published September 21, 2010
http://www.betanews.com/article/Firefox-4-beta-loses-to-IE9-beta-in-browser-speed-efficiency-tests/1285101680

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