The general comments from the Web is that G-Chrome has a decent speed. But my little experiment did not support that.
Mozilla Firefox 184.108.40.206: 23.765s
Microsoft Internet Explore 7.0.5730.13; 37.812s
Google Chrome 0.2.149.27: 138.046s
Google Chrome is the slowest by a large margin.
However for the decompression:
Mozilla Firefox 220.127.116.11: 0.625s
Microsoft Internet Explore 7.0.5730.13; 0.671s
Google Chrome 0.2.149.27: 0.115s
Google Chrome is the fastest by a large margin.