IE9 RC vs. Firefox 4 RC: Noticeable this release

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Yesterday we revealed that the Firefox 4 release candidate was now available to download, now that people have had a chance to test out the near-final version of Firefox 4 we thought we would look into how the Firefox 4 RC compares with the IE9 RC.

Recently ConceivablyTech.com tested out both release candidates on two of their test rigs, you can see two pages of benchmark test results here, many expected Firefox 4 RC to dominate, however in Flash and HTML5 tests IE9 RC came out on top, that said Firefox 4 RC done better in the JavaScript benchmarks.

One thing we must remember that the IE9 RC has been patched since its first release, also it is unsurprising to see that IE9 does better in the HTML5 tests as our previous post revealed how it Internet Explorer 9 was the best browser available in terms of HTML5 performance.

ConceivablyTech suggest that IE9′s hardware acceleration is what other browsers need to beat, whilst Firefox 4 is an improvement when compared to Firefox 3.x it still has a lot to do to compete with the likes of Google Chrome and regain some of its lost market share, perhaps Firefox 5 will be the version to wait for…

Have you tried out the Firefox 4 RC? If so, will you continue to use it?

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