jQuery first selector vs first filter

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<table>
<tr>
</tr>
<tr>
</tr>
</table>

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:first
$("tr:first");
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first()
$("tr").first();
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filter(":first")
$("tr").filter(":first");
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eq
$("tr").eq(0);
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[0]
jQuery($("tr")[0]);
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