November 6, 2012 12:26 pm

Internet Explorer 10 Wins (Again) on Performance

Internet Explorer 10 is fast and fluid, and built from the ground up for real-world performance. Growing evidence shows Internet Explorer as the fastest web browser on Windows 8.

1. Earlier today, New Relic published additional evidence showing that Internet Explorer 10 is the fastest Windows browser. New Relic monitors page views for thousands of Internet sites, and found that IE10 and IE9 have the “fastest browser response time on Windows, with IE10 showing a notable increase over IE9.”


New Relic blog showing Windows browser response times. (Lower scores are faster.)

Find your web browser on the chart above. Are you running the fastest Windows browser—or the slowest?

2. On September 24, 2012, Tom’s Hardware ran a story on RoboHornet, a set of open-sourced micro-benchmarks released with Google participation on Github. Not surprisingly, they found “Internet Explorer 10 smashes the competition, performing 37% better than even the latest version of Google’s Chrome.”

Our team built a demo using RoboHornet to run the micro-benchmark suite in the context of a real-world scenario, releasing the demo as RoboHornet Pro. We believe that this type of real world testing is much more representative of web browser performance than micro-benchmarks.

3. On September 18, 2012, Strangeloop Networks published a report showing performance results from 2,000 of the world’s top retail sites, finding that “Internet Explorer 10 rendered pages faster than other browsers” and that “IE10 served pages 8% faster than Chrome 20.” The tests used, an open-source project primarily developed and supported by Google.


These unpaid, independent endorsements are just three votes in favor of IE10’s real-world performance. Since the arrival of Windows 8, millions more are using Internet Explorer 10 and learning first-hand that IE10 is fast, fluid, and perfect for touch.

Roger Capriotti

Director, Internet Explorer Marketing

Updated November 8, 2014 2:18 am

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