Microsoft Claims Internet Explorer 11 For Win7 Is 30% Faster Than Rivals

/ 3 years ago


Over on its blog Microsoft has been bragging about how Internet Explorer 11 is 30% faster than all its rivals. Microsoft have made the Internet Explorer 11 Release Preview available for Windows 7 today and that new browser revision comes with a dramatically redesigned JavaScript engine.

“Internet Explorer 11 advances the performance leadership of our JavaScript engine, Chakra, while ensuring compatibility, interoperability, and security. As we improve performance for real-world sites, IE11’s JavaScript performance on benchmarks like WebKit SunSpider continues to lead compared with latest version of other browsers.”

Microsoft claims the new browser isn’t all about performance and they’ve improved compatibility with new standards. They also claim the browser is optimised for anything – the mouse, the keyboard, the pen or a touch screen.

“IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 includes updates to reflect the latest emerging Web standards. For example, now that the Pointer Events specification is a Candidate Recommendation at the W3C, IE11 supports an un-prefixed version of the emerging standard. With Pointer Events support across the full range of Windows devices (and soon to other browsers), Web sites can easily build experiences that work equally well with mouse, keyboard, pen, and touch.

IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 adds new user controls for the Standard Delivery Profile for Closed Captioning. With the new control, accessible from the Internet Options menu, users can customize how captions appear in the browser, even overriding the default styling provided by the video source. This customization further advances IE11 as the best browser for professional-quality online video without plugins.”

You can read all the additional technical details about Microsoft’s new browser right here. Download links are also provided.

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  • 23piz23mitch

    lol lies

  • And what operating system did they use to run these tests? If Windows 8 then they are full of shit, because by initial design they have it so that the Operating System slows down the times ran on other browsers that isn’t Internet Explorer. But, it’s funny because no matter how much they try, they always seem the slowest even on their on system.

    • Windows 7. The hint is in the title 😛

      • That’s what I said…



        *smoke screen explosion*

  • Joe Wingett

    Honestly couldn’t give a crap. If it’s actually going to make a difference, then woop-de-do, I don’t care, I prefer Chrome. If it’s anything like the rest of Microsoft’s latest marketing bull, then they missed a decimal place before teh percentage figure.