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IE9 SunSpider oddness prompts Microsoft benchmark-gaming rumors

IE9 SunSpider oddness prompts Microsoft benchmark-gaming rumors

Unusual testing results have led to speculation that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 engineers are building the browser to return unusually high benchmark results, unwarranted by overall performance. Mozilla coder Rob Sayre noticed that IE9 consistently managed a score at least 10x faster than every other browser on SunSpider's math-cordic test; he tweaked a few variations into the test (which should all have roughly the same results), and found that the performance boon only applied in the default SunSpider benchmarking.

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NVIDIA shows off IE9 on Ion Netbook

NVIDIA shows off IE9 on Ion Netbook

NVIDIA has been touting the benefits of its Ion GPU in netbooks for a long time now. At this point I think that most of us understand how much better a notebook runs and how much more you can do with one if you are using a machine that has a GPU inside like Ion.

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Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview revealed: GPU-accelerated HTML5, new JavaScript engine, more

Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview revealed: GPU-accelerated HTML5, new JavaScript engine, more

We may have been looking to MIX10 for its juicy Windows Phone 7 series tidbits - and have you seen our demo videos of the latest apps and functionality? - but smartphones aren't the only think Microsoft want to talk to developers about.  Today has been Internet Explorer 9's turn to take to the stage, with the focus on hardware-accelerated HTML5, a new JavaScript engine and Direct 2D technology.

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