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Windows 7: Microsoft: IE9 Is the First and Only Browser to Deliver Full Hardware

13 Sep 2010   #1
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Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Microsoft: IE9 Is the First and Only Browser to Deliver Full Hardware

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There are just a few days left until Microsoft will launch Internet Explorer 9 Beta, with the Beauty of the Web event on September 15th getting closer and closer, and the company notes that it is welcoming the competition from rival browsers in terms of hardware acceleration, but that IE9 is best in breed in this regard.

Hardware acceleration involves leveraging the computer’s GPU (graphics processing unit) in concert with DirectX APIs in order to enhance graphics performance for all webpage content.

Ted Johnson, Program Manager Lead for Web Graphics notes that while Internet Explorer 9 offers full hardware acceleration, the other browsers support it only partially, and as such are bound to deliver an inferior performance to users.

Until the fourth Platform Preview of IE9, Microsoft had enabled hardware acceleration by default, and applied it to a wide variety of elements on a webpage, from text, to images, backgrounds, borders, SVG content, HTML5 video and audio, but also HTML5 canvas.

Johnson noted that there are three steps in page rendering in IE9:

“Content Rendering. IE9 accelerates the first phase, Content Rendering, using Windows’ Direct2D and DirectWrite subsystems
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Microsoft: IE9 Is the First and Only Browser to Deliver Full Hardware Acceleration - Softpedia

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13 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Two more days and the beta is out! through the regular MS sources that is!

IE 9 will be taking advantage of the vpu power for a change as a tool for both 2D and 3D rendering which will likely end up in seeing far fewer lags when loading pages typically seeing the ads animation slow things down a bit.
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13 Sep 2010   #3

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 



aye, aye - I cannae wait, cap'n..
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13 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

"bring the warp engines online! Scotty IE 9 is about to launch(beta)"
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13 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Excellent!
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14 Sep 2010   #6

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

Will the beta be available for everybody to download
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14 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
Will the beta be available for everybody to download
Yes, for all and sundry.
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14 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora
 
 

Of course, it is only a matter of time before the other browsers have this too.
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14 Sep 2010   #9
MK2

 
 

Should be happening here tomorrow: Beauty of the Web
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14 Sep 2010   #10

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Bet the MS haters cant wait until tomorrow. Their fingers must be itching to type their usual pointless crap about how everything MS does is rubbish.

Personally i cant wait to give up using FF, although im not sure its going to happen just yet.
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