Lifehacker have done various speed tests against the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera and also compared the results to their last round of testing. Results match up with my previous results between Chrome and Opera, but more interestingly the development version of Google Chrome (seen in the graph above as 18.104.22.168) performs significantly worse in some areas than Chrome 2.0 which is the current stable version.
Is Google Chrome bloating out by adding new features? Or is it just missing a few optimisations because it’s the development version? It’s interesting to see that Firefox performs better in memory management than any other browser considering its reputation for being a memory hog.