Is Microsoft Edge really the fastest browser ever? Benchmark tests say yes


As Microsoft releases the RTM (release to manufacture) and final pre-release build of Windows 10, one thing the tech giant is very proud of is the all-new Microsoft Edge Browser.

With the RTM build of Windows 10 (with a build number of 10240), and with it is the newest browser from Microsoftgone are the dreaded days of the Internet Explorer. The team behind the new browser presented the Edge with benchmark results, showing how fast the new browser can be compared to the current leading browser.

“The Edge team has been continuing to optimize performance since first adding the new browser to Windows 10. In this build, Microsoft Edge is even better and is beating Chrome and Safari on their own JavaScript benchmarks,”” they said.

The benchmarks results are as follows:

  • 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

“We’re really pleased with those performance gains and we hope that you’ll enjoy faster browsing with Microsoft Edge along with the many great features we’ve added over the last several builds,” they added.

Since the above benchmark results only compared the Microsoft Edge to Google Chrome, did their won benchmark test of the top leading browsers compared to the Microsoft Edge. The test ran the said browsers on benchmarks including Apple JetStream, Google Octane, Mozilla Kraken, Peacekeeper, SunSpider 1.0.2JavaScript benchmark, and WebXPRT 2015.

In most of the tests done , results greatly favored the Microsoft Edge, with only Peacekeeper and SunSpider yielding the lowest benchmark results.

Microsoft Edge is part of Windows 10, the “final” version of the Windows operating system. Microsoft is releasing the Windows 10 as “Windows as a service”in fact, the company has recently announced that it will give free support for the new software for a total span of ten years.

Windows 10 will be released publicly on July 29.