Published On : Thu, Jul 16th, 2015

Microsoft Edge is up to 112% faster than Chrome


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Microsoft has claimed its latest browser Microsoft Edge is faster than Chrome and Safari in their own benchmark tests! Not Microsoft benchmarks, but benchmarks created by Apple and Google teams. With the latest near-final version of Windows 10 released, Microsoft is adding finishing touches to the launchpad, and getting ready to ‘celebrate’ what is their biggest launch ever.

“…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.”

So wrote Gabe Aul, Head of the Windows Insider program in a blog post.

Retaining the Internet Explorer’s logo, Edge is said to be faster, leaner and more advanced than the tired predecessor. Featuring integration with Cortana, it also contains a revamped look offering more surface area to browser tabs and better screen distribution to make way for more content.

Recently, Google’s Chrome browser has come under fire for its heavy memory usage in PCS and smartphones, leading to slow performance and repeated stalls in platforms with limited installed RAMs. Microsoft could use this as an opportunity to promote the Edge browser, though it will be short-lived if people do not find it any different from the beleaguered internet explorer.