The browser benchmark runs 64 tests, some of which come from other benchmarks such as JetStream, SunSpider, or Octane. The development team describes each of the tests that JetStream 2 runs on this page.
The team ran the benchmark on a MacBook Pro to compare the results of Safari, Chrome and Firefox. Safari took the crown in the test followed by Chrome (about 8% slower) and Firefox (about 68% slower).
I decided to ran the test on a Windows machine. While I could not run Safari on Windows, I ran the benchmark in recent stable versions of Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
Chrome managed to get a score of about 105, Firefox a score of 78 in the benchmark. Firefox Nightly got an Infinity score instead which suggests that something broke while the test was running. The test did not complete in Microsoft Edge and I had to stop it as it would not even finish the first test of the benchmark suite.
The new benchmark suggests that Mozilla has some work to do to close the performance gap according to the benchmark. Benchmarks don't necessarily relate to real-world performance though.
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