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Benchmark battle: Chrome vs. IE vs. Firefox

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There's no doubt that the latest crop of stable browsers from Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla are the best they've ever produced. But how do they perform when tested under identical conditions?

CNET put the latest stable versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer through a gauntlet of benchmarks that considered JavaScript and HTML5 performance, as well as boot times and memory usage. Note that these charts are at best a snapshot in time, and are dependent on the hardware being used and any extensions installed. The full charts are below, followed by analysis and an explanation of our methodology.

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