Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 26th Jun 2010 10:48 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft have released IE9 Platform Preview 3, an application that gives developers access to the IE9 rendering engine (it's not a full browser). In this update they have added hardware accelerated HTML5 Video, Canvas, Fonts (using WOFF) and big improvements in JavaScript with ES5, DOM Traversal, L2 and L3 events and 83/100 Acid3 score. It sits between Firefox and Chrome 6 on JavaScript speed, but outperforms every browser in real tests.
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Real tests
by geleto on Sat 26th Jun 2010 11:40 UTC
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It sits between Firefox and Chrome 6 on JavaScript speed, but outperforms every browser in real tests.

Are there any real tests to back this up? Like startup times, loading and displaying complex pages, working with some heavy websites. I did some searching and only found synthetic tests, showing that IE9 has finally caught up with other browsers in JavaScript speed and that it is very fast when drawing scaled bitmaps using the GPU.

Edited 2010-06-26 11:42 UTC

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