Google's new developer preview of Chrome for the Mac is faster than either Apple's latest Safari or Mozilla's newest build of Firefox, benchmark tests show.
Apple released Safari 4 as a public beta in February. At that time, SunSpider benchmarks of the browsers' Windows editions put Safari slightly ahead of Chrome; both lead Firefox by wide margins.
Google launched Chrome for the Mac, as well as Linux, late Thursday. The Mac version, which runs only on Intel-based machines, can be downloaded from the Google site.