Up to 112 percent faster than Google Chrome, Microsoft’s new Edge browser looks to take on the browser world

Today, Gabriel Aul, Head of Windows Insider disclosed that Windows 10 fabricate 10240 offers some additional performance improvements for its Microsoft Edge web browser. Microsoft has already shown that Edge runs faster compared to Firefox, Chrome and the old Internet Explorer 11 when using Apple’s Jet Stream and Google’s Octane 2.0 JavaScript benchmarks.

With the latest almost finalised version of Windows 10 released, Microsoft is adding finishing touches to the launchpad, and preparing itself to ‘celebrate’ what is their biggest launch ever.

Gabe Aul took the opportunity to announce performance findings from the latest Windows 10 build in a blog post on the Windows blog. He added:

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.”

This would be the best thing to happen to the browser space if this turns out to be true. It is also best for the browser ecosystem that Microsoft, which is known for Internet Explorer has refurbished its browser performance with a more efficient EdgeHTML engine than the dominating WebKit. This will encourage further innovation and optimisation in other browsers.

For those who are not aware, the SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark is developed by the Apple Webkit development team. Even though meant for the Mac, iOS, and Windows versions of Safari, which are powered by the Webkit engine, it is generally used as a reference point for browsers across platforms.

Microsoft will continue to provide the old IE 11 browser with desktop versions of Windows 10, so that businesses can mainly keep using legacy web apps without the need to upgrade instantly to support Edge. The new browser will be the one and only for Windows 10 Mobile smart phones and small tablets.

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