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IE9 vs Chrome 10 vs Firefox 4 RC vs Opera 11.01 vs Safari 5

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDNet runs through the standard series of browser benchmarks comparing Microsoft’s latest and greatest IE9 to the other major players: Firefox 4 RC, Chrome 10, Safari 5, and Opera 11. Microsoft’s hard work on IE9 seems to have paid off with the 32-bit version of the browser winning one of the four benchmarks and being a decent contender in the other three. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the 64-bit version of IE9 which suffers due to the lack of a Just In Time (JIT) script compiler.

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