In a benchmark called Kraken, Firefox 18 outperformed Google Chrome big time, another benchmark, Octane, shows dissapointing results, Firefox 18 scored 8727 points, an improvment of 200 points over Firefox 17. However Google Chrome scored nearly 13000 points in the same test.
If you want to try it out yourself, IonMonkey is enabled by default for the desktop version of Firefox 18, which is currently Firefox Nightly. It will be enabled soon for the mobile version of Firefox as well. A Beta release of Firefox 18 should become available on November 20th.
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