A post earlier this week provided insight on several new IE8 features, see The Facts About IE8.   In it we casually mention that IE8 RC1 makes great strides in clip_image002performance that provide a faster day-to-day browsing experience.

If you are a bit curious about this claim we direct you to Microsoft’s recently released report titled "Measuring Browser Performance: Understanding Issues in Benchmarking and Performance Analysis” available publicly at the Microsoft Download Center.  The results of the in-house benchmark study show that across the top 25 most popular web sites IE8 loads faster than Chrome 1.0 and Firefox 3.05 on 5 of the top 10 and 12 of the top 25.

The results are also publicized out on our IE8 site as a video case study and discussed further on Ars.

You be the judge.

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