IE 10 vs Firefox vs Chrome on Windows 8 (video)

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 In the above video we do an  HTML 5 browser comparison between IE 10 (Metro and Desktop version), Firefox Aurora, and Chrome Beta, running on the HP Touchsmart TM2 with Windows 8 Developer Beta loaded.
Complete system restarts were done before filming a different web browser, to ensure that each browser had a perfectly fair start.

We ran the Touch Effects and Flying Images tests from http://ietestdrive.com

RESULTS

Touch Effects————————————-

1st: IE 10 Desktop Mode
2nd: Firefox Aurora
3rd: IE 10 Metro
4th: Google Chrome Beta

Flying Images—————————————–

1st: Firefox Aurora
2nd: IE 10 Desktop Mode
3rd: IE 10 Metro
4th: Google Chrome Beta

It is interesting to see that IE10 Metro performs differently than IE10 in classic mode.  The TM2 is using an integrated graphics card, so it’s not the most powerful. We suspect on more modern hardware, which is what IE10 is optimised for, it should perform even better.

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  • Anonymous

    3st place?!?! Come on, 3rd place.
    Do you pronounce it Thirst? No, Third…

  • Anonymous

    3st place?!?! Come on, 3rd place.
    Do you pronounce it Thirst? No, Third…

  • Anonymous

    for a preview release not bad. RTM will be better optimized which is still year away though

  • Anonymous

    for a preview release not bad. RTM will be better optimized which is still year away though

  • Anonymous

    I wonder why there is such a difference between desktop and metro IE performance.  They ought to be running on the same engine and all.

    • wb

      One is running above Win32, the other is WinRT. I think many things on WinRT are not at its best state. 

      • Anonymous

        Thanks, that actually makes a lot of sense.  I need to learn more about WinRT.  Is it suppose to eventually replace Win32 as the native API layer?

    • http://twitter.com/onomatopellan Jon

      Only I can say is Metro IE works wonders with my old Radeon HD3450. Gpu acceleration for HD videos in HTML5 while the desktop version with flas is not so good.

  • http://twitter.com/CarsonKuehne Carson Kuehne

    Cant get the Touch Effects to work on Windows Phone Mango. . . . .

  • Anonymous

    I hope they keep improving it because the product isn’t even done and then by the time the release it, the other browsers will be ahead of them again. They really need to pick up the pace and keep updating their browser like usual browser makers. 

    • Anonymous

      If they weren’t improving it any more, it would be released now.

      I’ll never fully understand this inferiority complex …

      • http://www.facebook.com/leoplan2 Alvaro Osvaldo López-García

        He has a point. IE9 was an example