Microsoft’s Edge Browser Up to 112% Faster Than Chrome
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
That headline is not a typo: Microsoft Edge – the browser formally known as Project Spartan and replacement for the much-maligned Internet Explorer, to be included with Windows 10 upon launch at the end of this month – is up to 112% faster than Google Chrome, blowing that, Safari, and Firefox out of the water.
Gabe Aul, Head of the Windows Insider Program, revealed Edge’s impressive performance figures on the Windows Blog:
Microsoft Edge is blazing fast!
On WebKit Sunspider, Edge is 112% faster than Chrome
On Google Octane, Edge is 11% faster than Chrome
On Apple JetStream, Edge is 37% faster than Chrome
We’re really pleased with those performance gains and we hope that you’ll enjoy faster browsing with Microsoft Edge along with the many great features we’ve added over the last several builds.
If these figures can be trusted, Microsoft may have blown the browser market wide open. Frankly, after the abhorrent Internet Explorer, it’s about time. I can’t wait for 29th July to test it fully. Fingers crossed that it offers unrivalled security, to boot.