Microsoft Edge takes a wider lead against Chrome in JavaScript benchmarks

Microsoft has just released build 10240 of Windows 10, and the company claims this build also offers some performance improvements for its Microsoft Edge web browser, with faster speeds in JavaScript benchmarks compared to Chrome and other browsers.

Microsoft has already shown that Edge runs faster compared to Chrome, Firefox and the old Internet Explorer 11 when using Google's Octane 2.0 and Apple's Jet Stream JavaScript benchmarks. Today, Windows Insider head Gabriel Aul revealed that Windows 10 build 10240 has some additional performance improvements in Edge:

  • 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.

Microsoft will continue to offer the old IE 11 browser with desktop versions of Windows 10, mainly so that businesses can keep using legacy web apps without the need to update immediately to support Edge. The new browser will be the only one for small tablets and Windows 10 Mobile smartphones.

Source: Microsoft

John Callaham