Among the new feature that Windows 10 will bring, Microsoft is also packing a brand new browser, called Edge. The new product is going to completely replace Internet Explorer, after it was initially believed that it will simply undergo just a rebranding process. And now it seems that Microsoft is actually busy trying to make its new browser as grand as possible, so that consumers would have another reason to get Windows 10.

Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge comes with a new Chakra JavaScript engine and Microsoft informs that it has ‘made a lot of performance advances’, which is now allegedly loading faster than any other major browser currently out there – Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer. The company wanted to make JavaScript load faster, and now it claims that the Chakra JavaScript engine is faster than in any other 64-bit browser currently on the market.

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Microsoft put its new browser to the test in two different benchmarks, Octane 2.0 and Jet Stream. As you can see for yourself from the above screenshot, Edge performed quite well, managing to beat Firefox, Chrome and also the latest Internet Explorer 11 version. Compared to its previous browser, IE 11, in the Jet Stream benchmark, Microsoft Edge is allegedly more than 1.6 times faster and also 2.25 times faster in the Octane 2.0 test.

According to Gaurav Seth, Principal PM Lead at Chakra, the benchmarks were performed by Microsoft using 64-bit browsers and 64-bit Windows 10 TP on HP Compaq 8100 Elite, i7 860 2.80GHz (4 cores), 12GB RAM. He further added:

While winning on a benchmark that is not created by us does feel nice, the key is that Microsoft Edge has already come a long way from IE11 in terms of improved JavaScript performance on both, benchmarks and real world web as it exists today. As mentioned in the beginning, performance is a never-ending pursuit. We will continue pushing the performance boundaries for JavaScript in Microsoft Edge.

As you can see, Microsoft Edge was put to test against Chrome Canary and Firefox Alpha version, but that’s only because Edge is still in development. Thus, we need to take this test with a grain of salt and wait for a comparison between final builds. There’s no telling at the moment whether Edge could win again, but what’s sure is that a lot of working is being done on the background and we’re going to see a very advanced product.

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