Internet Explorer 8 Beats Chrome and Firefox, Claims Microsoft

By | March 12, 2009 | 6 Comments


No, it’s not a SunSpider benchmark this time. Actually, this one is more “real word” one, which is based on top 25 internet sites load time.

Microsoft Corp. has also published a document called “Measuring Browser Performance: Understanding issues in benchmarking and performance analysis” which you can download here.

Now, let’s see results:

Internet Explorer 8 Beats Chrome and Firefox, Claims Microsoft
Picture Source: ZDNet

As you can see, Internet Explorer 8 is faster than Firefox or Chrome on 12 of them. This is actually a great example on how you can still be #1. Just find another benchmark.

IE8 isn’t so slow after all.


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  • Ted

    Why is it that Opera is missing or ignored. Safari missing too. These sort of omission without explaination.

  • http://nocontinues.net/ Tiago Sá

    As I said somewhere else, this is complete and utter bullshit. First off, it doesn’t matter how fast a page loads, it matters how fast it actually works. And second, Firefox and Chrome (iirc) have a induced delay in the rendering of ANY page which might affect these results.

    • Hasan Zobaer

      Your Absulutely correct!!

  • fastfreddie1959

    Tiago Sá
    I agree with you 100%…

  • Mancho

    @Tiago – I completely agree. One of the best things about Opera is how quickly you can start using a page, even while it is still loading elements. IE always irked me by making me wait until (usually) the entire page is loaded before I can do anything.

  • Hasan Zobaer

    Can you test again with Crome 8.0.552.237 and mozilla firefox 3.6.13??? I am sure Internet Explorer will lose!!