When Google released Chrome, it included benchmarks that show its browser zipping away from the competition at light speed. There’s no doubt Chrome is fast and we think it’s already changed the web. It seems, like with most statistics, it all depends whose benchmarks you believe.
Resig works for the company that creates the rival Firefox browser, so you might take his results with a grain of salt. But unlike Google’s charts, Resig’s don’t show one browser incredibly faster than others (except for Internet Explorer, the obvious slow-poke).
Yes, Chrome is fast, but it may not be that fast. For now, it’s probably best to assume everyone’s stats are a little skewed in their own direction. Don’t be surprised if Microsoft comes out with their own benchmarks that show Internet Explorer is faster than all other browsers. Okay, be a little surprised.
Possibly the best thing that could come from the release of Chrome is that all browsers–yes, including the behemoth from Redmond–pay attention to the performance needed to run today’s web apps.