HTML5 vs Flash: Internet Explorer 9 showcases 'GPU-powered' browsing
16 Mar, 2010 @ 10:59 pm BST | written by IBTimes
Particularly for 3D graphics and video, this engine will hand over processing to the computer's graphics card processor, commonly known as the GPU - something which Nvidia and ATi will be keen on, as the demandfor 3D-enabled features on the web increases.
Meanwhile, Microsoft argues, the battle for speed will diminish as their latest browser will separate from Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Opera, by 'the duration of an eyeblink' meaning that although it is not faster, it is fast enough to compete, leaving the rest to other factors affecting 'real-world' performance.
The benchmarking currently places it six times faster than IE8.
However, despite efforts to reach all available standards on the web, IE9's current preview is still not able to complete the Acid3 markup, scoring 55 out of 100 where rival browsers already score full marks.
Microsoft's attempts however to move forward web standards with backing of HTML5 however, recieved full support of advocate, Molly Holzschlag who claimed Adobe - still touting Flash, and Google and Apple, now lag behind on their efforts to meet web standards such as HTML5.
The Internet Explorer 9 preview can be downloaded from here whilst a demo of GPU powered browsing can be seen below:
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