As it happens... I decided to write a little Mandelbrot set just to test the graphics, thinking that obviously such a demanding algorithm would push the browsers to the limit and prove to be a good benchmark.
It's after midnight now and I'm writing this in a hurry, so here's the link for my implementation:
And here's the results:
Google Chrome 18.104.22.168 : 1425 ms
Safari 4 Public Beta (528.17) : 2399 ms
Safari 3.2.3 : 4223 ms (on my MacBook Pro)
Opera 9.50 Build 10063 : 5578 ms
Firefox 3.0.10 : 6309 ms
All of that on my desktop PC running Windows XP, relatively powerful but nothing extraordinary.
More to come, I'm eagerly awaiting FF 3.5 and I should really update Opera and Chrome.
For the moment Google wins! Again!Oh, and btw HTML 5 rocks!