Microsoft’s Edge Browser Up to 112% Faster Than Chrome

/ 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!

The Edge team has been continuing to optimise performance since first adding the new browser to Windows 10. In this build, Microsoft Edge is even better and is beating Chrome and Safari on their own JavaScript benchmarks:

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.

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5 Responses to “Microsoft’s Edge Browser Up to 112% Faster Than Chrome”
  1. Arjo Ghosh says:

    That’s awesome!!!! :3

  2. Bob Brello says:

    probably more speel from MS to try and get more and more people to accept win 10…

  3. ZomBie says:

    i think they mean 12%

  4. Wayne Christian Johannesen says:

    win7 Retail for a win10 Oem no thanks

  5. Nick Becker says:

    I’ll try it out, but I highly doubt I’d ditch Chrome for it. I use Chrome on all of my devices, and I use a lot of the Google features. Edge only being made for Windows, I think, will keep it from being as popular as MS wants it to be.

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