Mac OS X Browser Comparison, Take 1

I’ve decided to post basic browser tests for the four main browsers on Mac OS X: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari. These tests will be with the latest browsers as of date of testing as well as the most recent version of Mac OS X.

Test Date: January 18, 2013
Mac OS X Version: 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion)
Chrome Version: 24.0.1312.52
Firefox Version: 18.0.1
Opera Version: 12.12
Safari Version: 6.0.2

Part 1 – HTML5 Compliance

Chrome            Firefox

Chrome 24 - HTML5               Screen Shot 2013-01-18 at 5.16.09 PM

Opera               Safari

Screen Shot 2013-01-18 at 5.16.18 PM               Screen Shot 2013-01-18 at 5.16.32 PM

* Remember, this is not a performance test but simply a test to see how well each browser supports the various HTML5 elements.

Part 2 – Peacekeeper Test

Chrome            Firefox

Screen Shot 2013-01-18 at 6.58.35 PM               Screen Shot 2013-01-18 at 7.13.05 PM

Opera               Safari

Screen Shot 2013-01-18 at 7.20.06 PM               Screen Shot 2013-01-18 at 7.05.50 PM

** When running this test the amount of web technology compliance became evident. Chrome was clearly the most compliant as far as how many tests it could run in the Peacekeeper benchmark. It was closely followed by Firefox and Safari, respectively. It is interesting to note that while Chrome has dominated the Windows browser performance on this site for quite some time Safari performs considerably better on its native platform.

Part 3 – Acid3 Test

Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari

Screen Shot 2013-01-18 at 7.36.24 PM

  • No real surprise here. All four browsers score a perfect pixel-for-pixel result in the Acid3 test.

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