Internet Explorer 9 beta, was launched couple of months back and Microsoft recently released the IE9 RC version with a lot of new features. Microsoft has been advocating that it is the fastest browser in the world. So lets find out the reasons why it is so!
Internet Explorer 9 is fast. Designed to take full advantage of your PC’s hardware through Windows, Internet Explorer 9 delivers a graphically rich and immersive experience that is as fast and responsive as native applications installed on your PC.
Here are the some of the reasons which make it fast:
CHAKRA. Chakra is a new Java Script Engine which has been developed by Microsoft which is the fastest java script rendering engine on the WebKit SunSpider Benchmark.
Hardware Acceleration. High-definition videos play smoothly, graphics are clearer and more responsive, colors are truer, and websites can be more interactive. If your PC is not able to take advantage of hardware acceleration, Internet Explorer 9 automatically chooses the software rendering option to provide a compatible user experience.
Support for Modern Web Standards. IE9 RC supports all the modern web standards.
- Cascading Style Sheets, Level 3 (CSS3, 2D Transforms)
- Document Object Model (DOM) Levels 2 and 3 (DOM events)
- HTML5 (Geolocation)
- Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
- HTML5 canvas element.
Better Power Consumption. It is the only browser which integrates Windows Power Options and saves your power and maximizes battery life by leveraging GPU for graphical computation.
If you thought that Internet Explorer Beta was fast, you will definitely like the IE9 RC version!
Have you tried IE9 RC? What do you think of it? Do you think its the fastest browser? Or do you think some other browser is faster? What is your experience?