|Test Suite on Chrome 5.0.375|
- Chrome 5.0.375: 754ms
- Safari 4.0.4: 1118ms
- Opera 10.53: 1511ms
- Firefox 3.6.3: 3209ms
The difference between the Chrome and Firefox numbers is quite surprising.
I also ran some SVG vs. Canvas benchmarks and found that SVG was about 3 times slower than Canvas. This factor increased significantly as the number of elements in the SVG image grew. That said, SVG rendered much more consistently across the different browsers.
The test machine used was a dual-core MacBook Pro with a 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of DDR3 RAM.