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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RE[4]: Real tests
by lemur2 on Sat 26th Jun 2010 13:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Real tests"
lemur2
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It’s not about _need_, it’s about availability. If a GPU is there and it’s “only 14x faster” than the CPU, then why not use it, for everything; even text—which is a whole lot more taxing than most give it credit.


Why not simply use the GPU to accelerate the whole desktop, even text?

This way, all applications will equally benefit from accelerated performance, not just the browser ...

Oh, wait a minute, perhaps I see. Even your commercial competitor's application would benefit if you used the GPU to accelerate the whole desktop.

Not a problem for open source OSes, however ...

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