Windows 10 Build 9926: The New Rendering Engine In Spartan Browser Shows Massive Performance Improvements

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Spartan Browser Performance

Along with the announcement about Windows 10, Microsoft revealed the brand new browser, codenamed “Project Spartan” which they have been working since last year. This new browser is designed for Windows 10 devices to offer more interoperable, reliable, and discoverable experience with advanced features including the ability to annotate on web pages, a distraction-free reading experience, and integration of Cortana for finding and doing things online faster.

It will be single browser that works across devices ranging from smartphones to Surface Hub. One important information is that, it will co-exist with Internet Explorer. Microsoft will have two engines in Spartan, one will be used for rendering modern websites and the other engine for legacy enterprise web sites.

With the Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926, Microsoft has included the new web rendering engine that Spartan will use. AnandTech used this rendering engine to run web performance tests. As per their numbers, the performance increase of the new Javascript engine is massive, and it brings up to par with Google Chome. As expected, the new engine performed well in Sunspider tests. In Google Octane 2.0 test, it comes in roughly the same as Chrome, for a massive 81.8% increase over the old rendering engine and Kraken continues this with a 45% jump in performance.

Find more info from the source link below.

Source: AnandTech

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