Microsoft Edge Browser Beats Google Chrome, Safari: Is It Going To Be The Fastest Browser Ever?
Microsoft Edge Browser Beats Google Chrome, Safari: Is It Going To Be The Fastest Browser Ever?

There has been low to no competition in the web browser space of late, as Google Chrome and Safari were seen dominating the market. But, Microsoft's upcoming Edge is going to change that as the near-final version of the new browser appears to be faster than both Chrome and Safari. All three browsers were put through JavaScript benchmark tests to conclude Edge's supremacy. In order to get unbiased results, Microsoft ran benchmark tests against Chrome and Safari on platforms created by Google and Apple teams.

The JavaScript benchmarks on WebKit Suspider revealed that Microsoft Edge was 112% faster than Chrome. While running the same test on Octane and JetStream, Edge surpassed Chrome in both benchmarks by 11% and 37%, respectively. Octane is Google's own JavaScript test suite, made of multiple tests, while JetStream is a JavaScript test suite by Apple.

With these results, Microsoft Edge is bound to set some new standards in the browser space. This can be a great boost for Microsoft, which was anchored down by the sluggish performance of Internet Explorer for years. Internet users switched to alternatives like Chrome and Safari for swift browsing and simple UI. But, Edge is looking to win back the trust of its users and entice them with its new features.

"The Edge team has been continuing to optimize performance since first adding the new browser to Windows 10. In this build, Microsoft Edge is even better and is beating Chrome and Safari on their own JavaScript benchmarks," Gabe Aul, Head of the Windows Insider programme, wrote in the company's official blog on Wednesday.

"We're really pleased with those performance gains and we hope that you'll enjoy faster browsing with Microsoft Edge along with the many great features we've added over the last several builds," Aul added.

Microsoft Edge, previously known as Project Spartan, will come with several new features such as Cortana integration for search, enhanced reading mode, note taking mode, advanced security and more. The new browser will be a part of Windows 10, which will be released later this month.