I started off with the V8 Benchmark Suite since it was the fastest. I ran the test thrice on each of the browsers and used the average. The results were quire pleasing.
Chrome still won but Opera managed to outperform Firefox and Safari. But this test is developed by the folks behind Chrome, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that Chrome performs well in it.
The next test I tried was Sunspider. I dropped non-competitors like Opera 10.20 and Internet Explorer 8 to save some time.
Once again Firefox wasn’t even close to the other browsers. Opera was the best performer here, followed by Safari.
Finally, I went for Peacekeeper. Due to some odd reason, the test just refused to run on Firefox 3.6 Beta 5. I tried thrice and ended up getting the same error. But its rather unlikely that Firefox would have been able to make a difference anyway. So here are the results:
Note: Builds used for testing are: Opera 10.20 Alpha 1, Opera 10.50 Pre-Alpha, Firefox 3.6 Beta 5, Safari 4.0.4, Chrome 188.8.131.52 and Internet Explorer 8.