Monday, September 20, 2010

IE9: Shockingly fast!

Click here to check out Microsoft Internet Explorer 9!

 I can't believe this, but IE9 is pretty fast. Especially in the HTML5 department. I ran microsoft's little fish benchmark demo thing and the FPS I got was surprising. The other browsers all did horrible, only getting the full 60 FPS on 10 fish, dropping to around 10 FPS on just 100 fish. But IE9 did significantly better; here are some screenshots:

So at 500 fish I'm getting the max 60 FPS. On the other browsers I was only getting like 8 FPS on 500 fish. I couldn't believe how much better IE9 did this test. But now let's see how it does on the max 1000 fish test.

 Wow! 1000 fish and I'm still getting 43 FPS! On all the other browsers when I tried to run 1000 fish, they would just freeze in place (zero FPS) as it just couldn't handle that many fish swimming around.

Despite how well this did, I'm still not one of those people that think HTML5 is the future. I'm sure if this exact same program was made in Flash, I would have 1000 fish be running at 60 FPS on any of the browsers.


  1. well nice trolling by Microsoft there

  2. You should checkout the firefox4 beta

  3. Actually Joshua Minefield is my everyday browser, which I'm sad to say is one of the ones that did horrible on it.

  4. really IE9 is not a shit?:)) like 8?:))

  5. to late for IE no matter how fast it is
    their market has left them