Microsoft had been teasing us with their new browser Internet Explorer 9’s Performance benchmarks, features. Its finally time when they announce first working beta after a number of previews.
The real deal is with the powerful Hardware GPU acceleration used to render complex pages. hardware accelerated rendering engine for Internet Explorer 9. IE9 will move graphics and text rendering to the graphics chip (GPU), using DirectX’s Direct2D. In one of the demonstrations, which showed the difference between non-GPU and GPU rendering: Bing Maps did about 14fps without using the GPU, and up to 60fps while using the GPU. A similar difference will of course be seen for Google Maps.
Related: IE9 vs. Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera Performance Benchmark
Microsoft press event that kicks off at 10:30am PDT.
If you are a Windows users and looking to download IE 9 and know more about IE 9 features then you can catch the live event of Internet Explorer 9 Beta
You can watch the live webcast at: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/presskits/internetexplorer/liveEvent.aspx (needs Silverlight)