When you run the benchmark you are probably expecting Google Chrome to take the crown as it is generally seen as the fastest browser on today's Internet. Chrome users will however face some disappointment when they realize the Internet Explorer is whipping the floor with the browser in that benchmark.
Chrome users will get scores between 50 to 150 points in the benchmark, while Internet Explorer 10 scores go well in the thousands. The IEBlog screenshot shows a score of 24281 and while I was not able to come close to that score running IE10 on Windows 7, the 4000 that I got were a lot better than Chrome's 69 points, Firefox's score of 102 or Opera's score of 39.
Why is Internet Explorer 10 that fast in the benchmark while both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are not? Hardware acceleration is supported by all three browsers so that can't be it, at least not if you do not believe that Microsoft's implementation is that faster than that of the other two browsers.
This leaves either another feature that IE supports that the other browsers do not, or a benchmark that Internet Explorer in some form or another has been optimized for. I'm not saying Microsoft cheated here or anything, but there must be an explanation for the discrepancy.
What is your take on this? Why is Internet Explorer beating all other browsers by such a large margin?
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