NGOHQ took the time to compare the performance of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 browser against IE9, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari. All browsers were tested on Windows 8 Professional RTM 64-bit, except IE9, which was benchmarked on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit. You can view the benchmarks over here, compared to its predecessor it's an improvement in terms of performance and memory usage, and the 64-bit version is no longer buggy like it used to be in IE9.
During the last ten years, Internet Explorer (IE) has completely lost its reputation - mostly thanks to its poor performance, stability issues, security vulnerabilities and a lack of functionality. IE became a joke among PC users. But luckily for its fans, Microsoft hasn't given up hope. In fact, it improved things drastically in the last three versions. However, IE9's performance is still remarkably poor compared to the other web browsers.
This brings us to Internet Explorer 10. Now if you may or may not know, Microsoft has completed its development and is included with Windows 8 RTM (coming soon to Windows 7 PCs). Since Windows 8 RTM is now available on MSDN and TechNet, we were able to benchmark IE10. Has IE gotten any faster?
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Re: Internet Explorer 10 delivers better performance and lower memory footprint by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 22 2012 @ 03:25:59 CEST